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Elucidating the pressure-induced enhancement of ionic conductivity in sodium closo-hydroborate electrolytes for all-solid-state batteries

Published inJournal of materials science, vol. 58, no. 17, p. 7398-7406
Publication date2023-01-14
First online date2023-01-14

Hydroborates are an emerging class of solid electrolytes for all-solid-state batteries. Here, we investigate the impact of pressure on the crystal structure and ionic conductivity of a close-hydroborate salt consisting of Na 2 B 10 H 10 and Na 2 B 12 H 12 . Two Na 2 B 10 H 10 :Na 2 B 12 H 12 ratios were studied, 1:1 and 1:3. The anions of the as-synthesized powder with 1:1 ratio crystallize in a single face-centered cubic phase, while the anions of the powder with 1:3 ratio crystallize in a single monoclinic phase. After applying pressure to densify the powder into a pellet, a partial phase transformation into a body-centered cubic (BCC) phase is observed for both ratios. The BCC content saturates at 50 weight percent (wt%) at 500 MPa for the 1:1 ratio and at 77 wt% at 1000 MPa for the 1:3 sample. The room temperature sodium-ion conductivity follows an analogous trend. For the 1:1 ratio, it increases from 2 × 10 –4 Scm −1 at 10 wt% BCC content to about 1.0 × 10 –3 Scm −1 at 50 wt% BCC content. For the 1:3 ratio, it increases from 1.3 × 10 –5 Scm −1 at 11.9 wt% BCC to 8.1 × 10 –4 Scm −1 at 71 wt% BCC content. Our results show that pressure is a prerequisite to achieve high sodium-ion conductivity by formation of the highly conductive BCC phase.

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HUANG, Yuanye et al. Elucidating the pressure-induced enhancement of ionic conductivity in sodium <i>closo</i>-hydroborate electrolytes for all-solid-state batteries. In: Journal of materials science, 2023, vol. 58, n° 17, p. 7398–7406. doi: 10.1007/s10853-022-08121-8
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