Liquid‐Type Cathode Enabled by 3D Sponge‐Like Carbon Nanotubes for High Energy Density and Long Cycling Life of Li‐S Batteries Academic Article uri icon


  • High energy density and long-term stability of Li-S batteries are achieved by employing a 3D sponge-like carbon nanotube cathode and a liquid-type polysulfide catholyte. Carbon nanotubes not only provide excellent electron pathways and polysulfide reservoirs, but they can also be used as a standalone cathode without current collectors, which greatly alleviates problems arising from insulating sulfur and polysulfide shuttles as well as remarkably increasing the energy density.

author list (cited authors)

  • Pu, X., Yang, G., & Yu, C.

citation count

  • 88

publication date

  • October 2014