Adsorption of Li2O2, Na2O2, and NaO2 on TiC(111) Surface for Metal-Air Rechargeable Batteries: A Theoretical Study

Keren Raz, Polina Tereshchuk, Diana Golodnitsky, Amir Natan*

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Abstract

We analyze, with density functional theory calculations, the adsorption energies of Li2O2, Na2O2, and NaO2 on clean and oxygen-passivated TiC (111) surfaces. We show that after deposition of two molecular layers of alkali metal oxides, the initial state of the TiC surface becomes unimportant for the adsorption energy and that all adsorption energies approach their native crystal values. The structure of the adsorbed molecular layers is analyzed and compared with their native oxide crystal structure. Finally, we discuss the similarities and differences of Li peroxide and Na oxides adsorption at the electrode surface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16473-16480
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry C
Volume122
Issue number29
DOIs
StatePublished - 26 Jul 2018

Funding

FundersFunder number
Fuel Choice Initiative
Prime Minister Office of ISRAEL
Council for Higher Education
Planning and Budgeting Committee of the Council for Higher Education of Israel
Israel National Research Center for Electrochemical Propulsion

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