Electrocatalysis for Zn-Air Batteries

A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344). This special issue belongs to the section "Electrocatalysis".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2024 | Viewed by 175

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Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian 116023, China
Interests: non-noble metal electrocatalysts; transition metal macrocycle; oxygen reduction reaction; fuel cells
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State Key Laboratory of Solid Lubrication, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000, China
Interests: 2D nanomaterials
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Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Interests: conductive material; energy storage and conversion; TENGs

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The development of sustainable and clean energy requires great break throughs in new energy technologies, like metal-air batteries. Rechargeable zinc-air batteries (ZABs) have attracted extensive attentions due to high energy density of 1086 Wh/kg, natural abundance of zinc reserves, low-cost, and high safety. While, the performance of ZABs severely deteriorates when the temperature falls below 0°C, due to the decelerated kinetics of electrocatalytic reaction and extremely high O=O bond energy value of 498 kJ/mol. Thus, highly efficient materials are focused on the bifunctional electrocatalysts than can accelerate both on oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) and oxygen evolution reaction (OER). This Special Issue is aimed at providing selected contributions on advances in the synthesis, characterization, and applications of nanomaterials with regard to ORR and/or OER for ZABs.

Dr. Yan Xie
Dr. Zhangpeng Li
Dr. Zhuo Wang
Guest Editors

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  • bifunctional electrocatalysts
  • oxygen reduction reaction
  • oxygen evolution reaction
  • zinc-air batteries

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