Bulletin of Materials Science

, 41:136 | Cite as

Effect of surface modification of \(\hbox {TiO}_{2}\) on the electrochemical performance of lithium–sulfur cell

  • Shyama Prasad Mohanty
  • Munichandraiah NookalaEmail author


Surface of \(\hbox {TiO}_{2}\) is known to chemically bind the polysulfides in Li–S cell. In the present study, the effect of surface defects or oxygen vacancies in \(\hbox {TiO}_{2}\) present as a composite with sulfur cathode on the performance of Li–S cell was investigated by using \(\hbox {NaBH}_{4}\) reduced (black colour) \(\hbox {TiO}_{2}\) and pristine (white) \(\hbox {TiO}_{2}\) in cathode. Results show that former is superior in performance.


Polysulfide reduction \(\hbox {NaBH}_{4}\) black \(\hbox {TiO}_{2}\) 



University Grants Commission, India and Evonik, India, are acknowledged for Dr D S Kothari’s postdoctoral research fellowship (SPM) and \(\hbox {TiO}_{2}\) (P25), respectively.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shyama Prasad Mohanty
    • 1
  • Munichandraiah Nookala
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Inorganic and Physical ChemistryIndian Institute of ScienceBengaluruIndia

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