Special Issue "Recent Progress in Metal–Air Batteries"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "Advanced Energy Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 17 May 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Hee-Dae Lim
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Guest Editor
Center for Energy Storage Research, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Hwarang‐ro 14‐gil 5, Seongbuk‐gu, Seoul 02792, Korea
Interests: next-generation batteries; metal–air batteries; solid electrolyte; all-solid-state batteries; rechargeable Mg batteries

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are inviting new submissions of papers for a Special Issue on ‘Recent Progress in Metal–Air Batteries’ on the subject fields dealing with issues on metal–air batteries. In the last two decades, the Li–O2 battery has received great attention because it can deliver the largest energy density among many candidates for next-generation batteries. The extremely high capacity and the use of unlimited source of oxygen from the ambient air make it more attractive as a post-Li-ion battery. Although there have been great advances in the field of the Li–O2 battery, however, numerous problems and challenges still remain unsolved. Current Li–O2 systems are suffering from a relatively low energy efficiency, poor cyclability, and formation of side-product. Therefore, to advance the Li–O2 battery, it is critically important to understand the current trends of the Li–O2 battery, and it is time to explore a new metal–gas battery.

This Special Issue on ‘Recent Progress in Metal–Air Batteries’ will cover all issues on the Li–O2 battery with respect to development of air electrodes, electrolytes, anode material, solid/liquid catalysts, etc. Furthermore, it aims to cover fundamental studies and recent analysis techniques for understanding reaction mechanisms. We are especially interested in papers dealing with current challenges on lithium–oxygen chemistry, and also, we are open to all papers that study new metal–gas systems such as Li–CO2, Li–O2/CO2, Li–SO2, Na–O2, Mg–O2 batteries, etc.

Prof. Dr. Hee-Dae Lim
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • Li–air battery
  • Li–O2 battery
  • air electrode
  • metal–gas batteries
  • catalyst
  • energy efficiency

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Open AccessFeature PaperArticle
Use of Carbon Additives towards Rechargeable Zinc Slurry Air Flow Batteries
Energies 2020, 13(17), 4482; https://doi.org/10.3390/en13174482 - 31 Aug 2020
Abstract
The performance of redox flow batteries is notably influenced by the electrolyte, especially in slurry-based flow batteries, as it serves as both an ionic conductive electrolyte and a flowing electrode. In this study, carbon additives were introduced to achieve a rechargeable zinc slurry [...] Read more.
The performance of redox flow batteries is notably influenced by the electrolyte, especially in slurry-based flow batteries, as it serves as both an ionic conductive electrolyte and a flowing electrode. In this study, carbon additives were introduced to achieve a rechargeable zinc slurry flow battery by minimizing the zinc plating on the bipolar plate that occurs during charging. When no carbon additive was present in the zinc slurry, the discharge current density was 24 mA∙cm−2 at 0.6 V, while the use of carbon additives increased it to up to 38 mA∙cm−2. The maximum power density was also increased from 16 mW∙cm−2 to 23 mW∙cm−2. Moreover, the amount of zinc plated on the bipolar plate during charging decreased with increasing carbon content in the slurry. Rheological investigation revealed that the elastic modulus and yield stress are directly proportional to the carbon content in the slurry, which is beneficial for redox flow battery applications, but comes at the expense of an increase in viscosity (two-fold increase at 100 s−1). These results show how the use of conductive additives can enhance the energy density of slurry-based flow batteries. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Recent Progress in Metal–Air Batteries)
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