Designing the Charge Storage Properties of Li-Exchanged Sodium Vanadium Fluorophosphate for Powering Implantable Biomedical Devices

Chun Han (Matt) Lai, David S. Ashby, Nicholas H. Bashian, Jürgen Schoiber, Ta Chung Liu, Glenn S. Lee, San-Yuan Chen, Pu-Wei Wu, Brent C. Melot, Bruce S. Dunn*

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Abstract

The growing demand for bioelectronics has generated widespread interest in implantable energy storage. These implantable bioelectronic devices, powered by a complementary battery/capacitor system, have faced difficulty in miniaturization without compromising their functionality. This paper reports on the development of a promising high-rate cathode material for implantable power sources based on Li-exchanged Na 1.5 VOPO 4 F 0.5 anchored on reduced graphene oxide (LNVOPF-rGO). LNVOPF is unique in that it offers dual charge storage mechanisms, which enable it to exhibit mixed battery/capacitor electrochemical behavior. In this work, electrochemical Li-ion exchange of the LNVOPF structure is characterized by operando X-ray diffraction. Through designed nanostructuring, the charge storage kinetics of LNVOPF are improved, as reflected in the stored capacity of 107 mAh g −1 at 20C. A practical full cell device composed of LNVOPF and T-Nb 2 O 5 , which serves as a pseudocapacitive anode, is fabricated to demonstrate not only high energy/power density storage (100 Wh kg −1 at 4000 W kg −1 ) but also reliable pulse capability and biocompatibility, a desirable combination for applications in biostimulating devices. This work underscores the potential of miniaturizing biomedical devices by replacing a conventional battery/capacitor couple with a single power source.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1900226
JournalAdvanced Energy Materials
Volume9
Issue number18
DOIs
StatePublished - 9 May 2019

Keywords

  • implantable power sources
  • internal pulse generators
  • lithium ion intercalation
  • sodium vanadium fluorophosphate

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