Sodium-intercalated bulk graphdiyne as an anode material for rechargeable batteries

Amir H. Farokh Niaei, Tanveer Hussain, Marlies Hankel, Debra J. Searles

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Abstract

We present the results of a density functional theory study of sodium storage and mobility on graphdiyne (GDY) and consider the applicability of GDY intercalated with sodium (Na) as an anode material for rechargeable batteries. The maximum capacity, energy barriers for Na diffusion throughout the layers, and expansion of the layers due to Na insertion are determined. The calculations indicate that Na intercalates within the GDY bulk layers with a capacity of NaC5.14without expansion (316 mA h g−1) and NaC2.57with expansion of 28% (497 mA h g−1). The energy barrier for movement of Na in the slit pore formed by two GDY bulk layers is found to be 0.82 eV for bulk GDY with an AB-2 stacking, and the barrier for movement through a GDY sheet is found to be 0.12 eV. The barrier for movement in the slit pore formed by sheets becomes even lower for AB-3 stacking, with values of 0.68 and 0.40 eV found for different pathways. Movement from one GDY sheet to another for the AB-3 stacking also has a moderate energy of 0.37 eV. Therefore, GDY intercalated with Na is proposed to have potential as an anode material for rechargeable batteries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)354-363
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Power Sources
Volume343
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes

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