Issue 5, 2020

Challenges and benefits of post-lithium-ion batteries


At present, rechargeable batteries composed of sodium, magnesium and aluminum are gaining attention as potentially less toxic and more economical alternatives to lithium-ion batteries. From this perspective, the last two decades have seen a surge of reports on various anodes and cathodes for post-lithium-ion batteries, including sodium-, magnesium-, and aluminum-ion batteries. Moreover, the new electrochemical concept of dual-ion batteries, such as magnesium–sodium and aluminum–graphite dual-ion batteries, has recently attracted considerable attention. In this focus article, the operational mechanisms of post-lithium-ion batteries are discussed and compared with lithium-ion technology, along with core challenges currently limiting their development and benefits of their practical deployment.

Graphical abstract: Challenges and benefits of post-lithium-ion batteries

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Article type
13 Nov 2019
06 Jan 2020
First published
07 Jan 2020
This article is Open Access
Creative Commons BY license

New J. Chem., 2020,44, 1677-1683

Challenges and benefits of post-lithium-ion batteries

M. Walter, M. V. Kovalenko and K. V. Kravchyk, New J. Chem., 2020, 44, 1677 DOI: 10.1039/C9NJ05682C

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