Energy Management and Storage in Metal-Air Batteries

A special issue of Batteries (ISSN 2313-0105). This special issue belongs to the section "Battery Modelling, Simulation, Management and Application".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (19 May 2023) | Viewed by 314

Special Issue Editors

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Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University, Melbourne, VIC 3125, Australia
Interests: metal-air batteries; air cathode design; nanomaterials; nanocatalyst; water splitting

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Centre for Applied Materials and Industrial Chemistry (CAMIC), School of Science, RMIT University, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia
Interests: nanomaterials; heterogeneous catalysis; energy storage and energy conversion; batteries
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In recent years, metal-air batteries, such as sodium-air batteries (SABs) and lithium-air batteries (LABs), have attracted extensive attention and developed rapidly in the field of electrochemical energy storage due to their low cost, abundant resources, high theoretical specific capacity, and high energy density, which makes them one of the most promising alternatives to lithium-ion batteries. Despite the many advantages, metal-air batteries also face certain challenges, such as poor charge-discharge reversibility at the cathode, formation of sodium dendrites at the anode, and low catalytic activity for oxygen reduction/evolution reactions.

This Special Issue aims to effectively disseminate the important results in metal-air batteries and their related electrocatalytic applications. We invite researchers from all over the world to publish their latest research results in the field of “Metal-Air Batteries”. It is expected to provide a theoretical basis and technical guidance for the rational design, performance evaluation, and kinetic studies of metal-air batteries for energy storage. It is hoped that the related research will contribute to the development of the field.

The potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • Air cathode design;
  • Electrolyte design;
  • Different metal-air batteries (Na, Li, Al, Mg, Zn…);
  • Anode protection;
  • Performance lifetime and degradation studies;
  • Oxygen evolution reaction;
  • Oxygen reduction reaction;
  • Fuel cell.

Dr. Helena Wang
Dr. Hamidreza Arandiyan
Guest Editors

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  • metal–air batteries
  • metal–oxygen batteries
  • air cathode synthesis
  • oxygen evolution reaction
  • oxygen reduction reaction
  • electrolyte
  • ionic liquids
  • fuel cell

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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