Special Issue "Zinc-Ion Batteries: Issues and Opportunities"
A special issue of Batteries (ISSN 2313-0105). This special issue belongs to the section "Battery Materials and Interfaces: Anode, Cathode, Separators and Electrolytes or Others".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 5946
Interests: rechargeable aqueous Zn-ion, Zn-air, Li-ion and Li-S batteries; solar thermochemical hydrogen (STCH) production; chemical looping; PEM, AEM, alkaline and solid oxide water electrolysis and fuel cells; gas sensors; electrocatalysis; water treatment; heterogeneous catalysis; supercapacitors; synchrotron and neutron powder diffraction
Interests: aqueous zinc-ion batteries; solid oxide electrochemical cell (SOFC) stack operation stability; metal-support SOFC fabrication; protonic ceramic electrolysis cells; solar thermochemical hydrogen production
This Special Issue on zinc-ion batteries focuses on the fundamentals, challenges, and the latest exciting developments in Zn-ion battery research. Zn-ion batteries with aqueous electrolytes featuring compelling price-points, competitive performance, and enhanced safety represent advanced energy storage chemistry as a promising alternative to current lithium-ion battery systems. This Special Issue will cover the key topics in cathode material development, electrolyte exploration, zinc anodes protection/modification, novel anode material development, understanding of battery mechanisms, and diverse applications in energy storage systems, portable electronics, and flexible devices.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Novel design of highly reversible Zn anodes;
- Optimization of aqueous or organic electrolytes and additives;
- Cathode materials and their energy storage mechanisms;
- Mechanisms of electrochemical activation, insertion, and conversion;
- Cation mobility, electrode/electrolyte interface, and electrolyte decomposition;
- Safety failure analysis;
- High energy density and long-life operation;
- Performance lifetime and degradation studies;
- In-situ characterization for mechanistic understanding;
- Advanced techniques that overcome the current critical issues;
- Future perspectives and research directions;
- Low-temperature zinc batteries;
- Non-flammable zinc batteries;
- Redox flow-based zinc batteries;
- Flexible Zn-ion batteries;
- Alkaline Zn batteries.
Dr. Wei Li
Dr. Hanchen Tian
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- zinc-ion batteries
- zn anode
- flexible batteries
- wearable devices
- hybrid batteries
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Title: Materials development and prospective for Zinc-Ion Batteries
Authors: Yanliang Liang
Affiliation: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Texas Center for Supercondutivity at the University of Houston (TcSUH), University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204, USA
Title: Towards the Next Generation of Zinc-Ion Batteries with long-life and highly reversible electrode
Authors: Rafael Trócoli
Affiliation: Universidad de Córdoba: Cordoba, Andalucía, ES
Title: Mild liquid-phase synthesis of NaV6O15 as advanced cathode material for Zinc-ion Batteries
Authors: Max LARRY, Edith ROEX, Frédéric BOSCHINI, Bénédicte VERTRUYEN, Abdelfattah MAHMOUD
Affiliation: GREEnMat, CESAM Research Unit, University of Liège, 4000 Liège, Belgium
Abstract: Preparation of NaV6O15 through a mild liquid-phase process needs a special mastery of the synthesis parameters. Due to the versatility of the solid-liquid synthesizing procedure, different phases can be obtained, depending on the chosen reactional parameters. Just like other sodium vanadates, it finds its application in zinc-ion batteries (ZIBs) as promising cathode material that can outperform the current benchmarking vanadium-based cathode material, V2O5, in terms of convenience and stability. Thanks to structural and electrochemical analyses, new insights, and presumptions on the structural changes during the synthesis and the electrochemical cycling could be established. The spaced structure of sodium vanadate materials conveniently represses the activation phase, generally observed for V2O5. Furthermore, the insertion of sodium ions between the V2O5 layers stabilizes the crystallographic structure of the material and allows a long life cycle. And despite the added sodium ions, NaV6O15 cathode material delivers high reversible capacities of 370 mAh∙g⁻¹ at 0.1 A∙g⁻¹.