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Lithium/sulfur batteries with high specific energy: old challenges and new opportunities

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Abstract

In this review, we begin with a brief discussion of the operating principles and scientific/technical challenges faced by the development of lithium/sulfur cells. We then introduce some recent progress in exploring cathodes, anodes, and electrolytes for lithium/sulfur cells. In particular, several effective strategies used to enhance energy/power density, obtain good efficiencies, and prolong cycle life will be highlighted. We also discuss recent advancements in techniques for investigating electrode reactions in real time and monitoring structural/morphological changes of electrode materials under cell operating conditions to gain a better understanding of the mechanistic details of electrode processes. Finally, the opportunities and perspective for future research directions will be discussed.

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Submitted
05 Oct 2012
Accepted
26 Dec 2012
First published
11 Feb 2013

Nanoscale, 2013,5, 2186-2204
Article type
Feature Article

Lithium/sulfur batteries with high specific energy: old challenges and new opportunities

M. Song, E. J. Cairns and Y. Zhang, Nanoscale, 2013, 5, 2186 DOI: 10.1039/C2NR33044J

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