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Fabrication of a flexible textile zinc-Ion battery in a single fabric layer

Fabrication of a flexible textile zinc-Ion battery in a single fabric layer
Fabrication of a flexible textile zinc-Ion battery in a single fabric layer
Zinc-ion batteries (ZIB), with various manganese oxide-based cathodes, provide a promising solution for textile-based flexible energy storage devices. This paper demonstrates, for the first time, a flexible aqueous ZIB with manganese-based cathode fabricated in a single woven polyester cotton textile. The textile was functionalized with a flexible polymer membrane layer that fills the gaps between textile yarns, enabling fine control over the depth of penetration of the spray deposited manganese oxide cathode and zinc anode. This leaves an uncoated region in the textile-polymer network that acts as the battery’s separator. The textile battery cell was vacuum impregnated with the aqueous electrolyte, achieving good wettability of the electrodes with the electrolyte. Additionally, the choice of cathodic material and its influence over the electrochemical performance of the zinc ion battery was investigated with commercially available Manganese (IV) oxide and Manganese (II, III) oxide. The textile ZIB with Manganese (II, III) oxide cathode (10.9 mAh g−1 or 35.6 µA h.cm−2) achieved better performance than the textile ZIB with Manganese (IV) oxide (8.95 mAh g−1 or 24.2 µAh cm−2) at 1 mA cm−2 (0.3 A g−1). This work presents a novel all-textile battery architecture and demonstrates the capability of using manganese oxides as cathodes for a full textile-based flexible aqueous ZIB.
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Yong, Sheng
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Hillier, Nicholas, David George
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Beeby, Stephen
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Yong, Sheng
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Hillier, Nicholas, David George
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Beeby, Stephen
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Yong, Sheng, Hillier, Nicholas, David George and Beeby, Stephen (2022) Fabrication of a flexible textile zinc-Ion battery in a single fabric layer. Frontiers in Electronics. (doi:10.3389/felec.2022.866527).

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Zinc-ion batteries (ZIB), with various manganese oxide-based cathodes, provide a promising solution for textile-based flexible energy storage devices. This paper demonstrates, for the first time, a flexible aqueous ZIB with manganese-based cathode fabricated in a single woven polyester cotton textile. The textile was functionalized with a flexible polymer membrane layer that fills the gaps between textile yarns, enabling fine control over the depth of penetration of the spray deposited manganese oxide cathode and zinc anode. This leaves an uncoated region in the textile-polymer network that acts as the battery’s separator. The textile battery cell was vacuum impregnated with the aqueous electrolyte, achieving good wettability of the electrodes with the electrolyte. Additionally, the choice of cathodic material and its influence over the electrochemical performance of the zinc ion battery was investigated with commercially available Manganese (IV) oxide and Manganese (II, III) oxide. The textile ZIB with Manganese (II, III) oxide cathode (10.9 mAh g−1 or 35.6 µA h.cm−2) achieved better performance than the textile ZIB with Manganese (IV) oxide (8.95 mAh g−1 or 24.2 µAh cm−2) at 1 mA cm−2 (0.3 A g−1). This work presents a novel all-textile battery architecture and demonstrates the capability of using manganese oxides as cathodes for a full textile-based flexible aqueous ZIB.

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Accepted/In Press date: 9 May 2022
e-pub ahead of print date: 6 June 2022

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Local EPrints ID: 457704
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/457704
ISSN: 2673-5857
PURE UUID: 45dc2bc2-f051-4290-bd27-7b013405dbf9
ORCID for Sheng Yong: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-8588-5981
ORCID for Nicholas, David George Hillier: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3544-8329
ORCID for Stephen Beeby: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0800-1759

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Date deposited: 16 Jun 2022 00:06
Last modified: 16 Jun 2022 01:51

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Author: Sheng Yong ORCID iD
Author: Nicholas, David George Hillier ORCID iD
Author: Stephen Beeby ORCID iD

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