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Title: Challenges in Zinc Electrodes for Alkaline Zinc-Air Batteries: Obstacles to Commercialization

Abstract

Alkaline zinc-air batteries are promising energy storage technologies with the advantages of low cost, ecological friendliness, and high energy density. However, the rechargeable zinc-air battery has not been used on a commercial scale because the zinc electrode suffers from critical problems such as passivation, dendrite growth, and hydrogen evolution reaction, which limit the practical applications of zinc-air batteries. Herein, the Perspective summaries the solutions to minimize the negative effects of zinc electrodes on discharge performance, cycling life, and shelf life. The future direction of academic research based on current studies of the existing challenges is proposed.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) - Office of Vehicle Technologies (VTO); National Science Foundation (NSF); National Natural Science Foundation of China (NNSFC)
OSTI Identifier:
1581000
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
ACS Energy Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 4; Journal Issue: 9
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Zhao, Zequan, Fan, Xiayue, Ding, Jia, Hu, Wenbin, Zhong, Cheng, and Lu, Jun. Challenges in Zinc Electrodes for Alkaline Zinc-Air Batteries: Obstacles to Commercialization. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1021/acsenergylett.9b01541.
Zhao, Zequan, Fan, Xiayue, Ding, Jia, Hu, Wenbin, Zhong, Cheng, & Lu, Jun. Challenges in Zinc Electrodes for Alkaline Zinc-Air Batteries: Obstacles to Commercialization. United States. doi:10.1021/acsenergylett.9b01541.
Zhao, Zequan, Fan, Xiayue, Ding, Jia, Hu, Wenbin, Zhong, Cheng, and Lu, Jun. Sun . "Challenges in Zinc Electrodes for Alkaline Zinc-Air Batteries: Obstacles to Commercialization". United States. doi:10.1021/acsenergylett.9b01541.
@article{osti_1581000,
title = {Challenges in Zinc Electrodes for Alkaline Zinc-Air Batteries: Obstacles to Commercialization},
author = {Zhao, Zequan and Fan, Xiayue and Ding, Jia and Hu, Wenbin and Zhong, Cheng and Lu, Jun},
abstractNote = {Alkaline zinc-air batteries are promising energy storage technologies with the advantages of low cost, ecological friendliness, and high energy density. However, the rechargeable zinc-air battery has not been used on a commercial scale because the zinc electrode suffers from critical problems such as passivation, dendrite growth, and hydrogen evolution reaction, which limit the practical applications of zinc-air batteries. Herein, the Perspective summaries the solutions to minimize the negative effects of zinc electrodes on discharge performance, cycling life, and shelf life. The future direction of academic research based on current studies of the existing challenges is proposed.},
doi = {10.1021/acsenergylett.9b01541},
journal = {ACS Energy Letters},
number = 9,
volume = 4,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {9}
}