Dr Satyajit Phadke

January, 2016 - June, 2019

LE STUDIUM Research Fellow / ARD 2020 LAVOISIER Programme

Field of research

Energy Storage and Conversion


Customized Energy Solutions - IN

In residence at

Physical Chemistry of Materials and Electrolytes for Energy (PCM2E) / University of Tours - FR

Host scientist

Prof. Mérièm Anouti


Energy storage systems (ARD 2020 LAVOISIER)

The research project focuses on Energy Storage and Conversion  Technologies and is supported by the ARD 2020 LAVOISIER Programme. The objective of the project is to develop novel materials (electrolytes, positive and negative electrodes) for advanced energy storage devices. The research work performed on Lithium-sulphur batteries has lead to the  expansion of the project in the form of industry funding for the next 2 years (2017 - 2019) from Arkema.

Publications in relation with the research project

Final reports

Satyajit Phadke
Erwan Coadou
Julie Pires
Alexander Korzhenko
Mérièm Anouti
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The sulphur electrode in LiS batteries suffers from rapid capacity loss and low efficiency due to the solubility of long chain polysulphides formed during discharge. Herein, we demonstrate the beneficial effect of original catholyte formulations containing redox active organyl disulphides (PhS2Ph) on the capacity utilization and retention as well as the efficiency in LiS batteries. Resulting from the chemical equilibria in the electrolyte between the sulphur/polysulphides (S8/Sx2-) and disulphide/thiolates (PhS2Ph/PhSx-), the polysulphide redox shuttle phenomenon is minimized due to the suppression of formation of soluble polysulphides (Sx2-, x > 4). Using the catholyte containing 0.4 M Ph2S2 as an additive in a standard base electrolyte (DOL/DME + LiTFSI/LiNO3), a stable capacity of 1050 mAh.g-1 is obtained under galvanostatic cycling at C/5 with a coulombic efficiency of >99.5%. At 45°C, it is shown that the formulated catholyte enables galvanostatic cycling at a high c-rate of 1C over 500 cycles with a capacity above 900 mAh.g-1 and a high energy efficiency of 82%.