Particle Size Control Influence on the Electrochemical Properties of Sulfur Deposited on Metal Organic Frameworks Host Electrodes


Metal organic frameworks (MOF)-808@sulfur composite electrode materials were prepared by hydrothermal reaction with using organic ligands and metal ions. We tried to find the optimum particle size to obtain the enhanced electrochemical performance to be used as an electrode for lithium sulfur batteries. Various particle sizes (20 nm ~ 700 nm) and shapes were successfully prepared by different amounts of modulator and solvent for preparation of MOF-808. Four kinds of substances were analyzed for composition and electrochemical analysis. Electrochemical characterizations were also conducted by cyclic voltammetry and galvanostatic charge–discharge tests. As a result, MOF-808@S(20), with a particle size of about 180 nm, exhibited the best redox reaction, providing the highest initial specific capacity of 999.4 mAh g−1 at 100 mA g−1. Based on this study, we explain the possibility of commercialization of MOF-808 composite as an electrode material of lithium sulfur batteries, which has advantages of stable host electrode structure and facile particle size control.

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This work was supported by the Individual Basic Science and Engineering Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) and funded by the Ministry of Education (MOE), Korea (Grant No.: NRF-2018R1D1A1B07047857).


This work was supported by the Individual Basic Science and Engineering Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) and funded by the Ministry of Education (MOE), Korea (Grant No.: NRF-2018R1D1A1B07047857).

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BHP, YJ, and SK are authors of this manuscript. BHP, first author, performed an experiment, and had written the manuscript. YJ, second author, performed an electrochemical analysis and gave some important discussion for preparing the manuscript. SK, corresponding author, suggested main idea of the experiment, and supervised the whole processes of the experiment and an article preparation.

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Park, B.H., Jung, Y. & Kim, S. Particle Size Control Influence on the Electrochemical Properties of Sulfur Deposited on Metal Organic Frameworks Host Electrodes. J Inorg Organomet Polym (2021).

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  • Metal organic framework
  • Zr based MOF
  • Modulator
  • Hydrothermal method
  • Lithium sulfur cells