Application of Polymer Electrolytes

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Smart and Functional Polymers".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 May 2024) | Viewed by 488

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School of Optical and Electronic Information, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China
Interests: batteries; multivalent Mg/Al ions; polymer electrodes; electrolytes

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

As the current flagship technology that contains a high energy density, Li-ion batteries (LIBs), as well as Na-, K-, Mg-, Zn-, and Al-ion batteries, etc., have become essential in consumer electronics, robots, electrical vehicle, drones, and some stationary applications. However, the substantial improvements and, notably, the discovery of new insertion positive-electrode materials, which address redox-active inorganic systems, pose great pressure in terms of metal resource constraints, production costs, and environmental footprint in view of their ever-growing demand. Metal-free polymer materials, which are lightweight, abundant, inexpensive, and recyclable, are becoming promising cathode candidates for batteries. Searching for polymer-based electrodes could bring new chemical opportunities to further improve existing electrochemical energy storage technologies, while opening new playgrounds to create innovative cell configurations.

Dr. Minglei Mao
Guest Editor

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  • polymers
  • batteries
  • electrodes
  • kinetics
  • low cost
  • recyclability

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