DOI: 10.1002/smll.202304373 ISSN:

3D Lithiophilic CuZrAg Metallic Glass Based‐Current Collector for High‐Performance Lithium Metal Anode

Pengfei Ye, Yanhui Zhang, Tong Tong, Lihong Ao, Zhe Chen, Huayu Huang, Arshad Hussain, Aymeric Ramiere, Xingke Cai, Dongqing Liu, Jun Shen
  • Biomaterials
  • Biotechnology
  • General Materials Science
  • General Chemistry


Lithium metal anodes face several challenges in practical applications, such as dendrite growth, poor cycle efficiency, and volume variation. 3D hosts with lithiophilic surfaces have emerged as a promising design strategy for anodes. In this study, inspiration from the intrinsic isotropy, chemical heterogeneity, and wide tunability of metallic glass (MG) is drew to develop a 3D mesoporous host with a lithiophilic surface. The CuZrAg MG is prepared using the scalable melt‐spinning technique and subsequently treated with a simple one‐step chemical dealloying method. This resultes in the creation of a host with a homogeneously distributed abundance of lithium affinity sites on the surface. The excellent lithiophilic property and capability for uniform lithium deposition of the 3D CuZrAg electrode have been confirmed through theoretical calculations. Therefore, the 3D CuZrAg electrode displays excellent cyclic stability for over 400 cycles with 96% coulomb efficiency, and ultra‐low overpotentials of 5 mV for over 2000 h at 1.0 mA cm−2 and 1.0 mAh cm−2. Additionally, the full cells partied with either LiFePO4 or LiNi0.8Co0.1Mn0.1O2 cathode deliver exceptional long‐term cyclability and rate capability. This work demonstrates the great potential of metallic glass in lithium metal anode application.

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