, Volume 24, Issue 3, pp 935–941 | Cite as

Preparation of bipolar lead-carbon electrode and study on its electrochemical performance

  • Xiaoshi Lang
  • YanYan Li
  • Kedi Cai
  • Lan Li
  • Qingguo Zhang
  • Hao Wu
Short Communication


Bipolar lead-carbon battery is a novel lead-carbon battery. Its greatest advantage is the carbon electrode can be combined with lead active material and freely distribute. In addition, the proportion of carbon material can be easily enhanced. In this paper, two types of bipolar lead-carbon batteries are prepared. One is Pb-C electrodes as negative plates (type 1 battery) and the other is Pb-C electrodes are respectively used as negative and positive plates (type 2 battery). Through the study of carbon electrodes, we can conclude XC-72 is more suitable as the conductive agent. The charge and discharge test shows the specific capacities of type 2 battery can reach 77.57 and 70.68 mAh g−1 at 1 and 2 C. However, after 100 cycles, the specific capacities of type 1 battery have little attenuation. This means that type 1 battery has the more excellent rate performance and type 2 battery has the longer cycle life.


Bipolar lead-carbon batteries Carbon electrode Conductive agents Large current discharge Cycle life 


Funding information

This work was supported by the Science and Technology General Project of Liaoning Provincial Education Department (No. LQ2017014), the Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 21373002 and 21503020), and the Open Foundation of Beijing Key Laboratory for Chemical Power Source and Green Catalysis (No. 2016CX02033). The project is also supported by Liaoning BaiQianWan Talents Program (No. 201797) and Liaoning Province Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 201602016).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of New EnergyBoHai UniversityJinzhouPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Liaoning Province Research Center for Engineering Technology of Super CapacityBoHai UniversityJinzhouPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.Center for Experiment ManagementBoHai UniversityJinzhouPeople’s Republic of China
  4. 4.Jinzhou Petrochemical Co., LtdCNPCJinzhouPeople’s Republic of China

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