Themed collection Battery development over the last decade
Review on carbonaceous materials and metal composites in deformable electrodes for flexible lithium-ion batteries
With the rapid propagation of flexible electronic devices, flexible lithium-ion batteries are emerging as the most promising energy supplier among all of the energy storage devices due to high energy and power densities with good cycling stability.
Recent advances in the design of cathode materials for Li-ion batteries
It is crucial to design new innovative materials to boost the performance of Li-ion batteries.
High and intermediate temperature sodium–sulfur batteries for energy storage: development, challenges and perspectives
This comprehensive review focuses on the progress, prospects and challenges of the high and intermediate NaS secondary batteries (HT and IT NaS) as a whole.
Understanding undesirable anode lithium plating issues in lithium-ion batteries
Lithium-ion batteries, carbon anode, lithium plating, characterization techniques, sluggish intercalation kinetics.
Advances and challenges of sodium ion batteries as post lithium ion batteries
Na3MnCO3PO4 offers a specific capacity of 176.7 mA h g−1, reaching 92.5% of its theoretical if electronic conductivity is sufficient.
Recent advances in the electrolytes for interfacial stability of high-voltage cathodes in lithium-ion batteries
We present the useful processes in the research of functional electrolytes for interfacial stability of high-voltage cathodes in Li-ion batteries.
Spinel materials for high-voltage cathodes in Li-ion batteries
The success of lithium-ion batteries in small-scale applications translates to large-scale applications, with an important impact in the future of the environment by improving energy efficiency and reduction of pollution.
Battery separators based on
vinylidene fluoride (VDF) polymers and copolymers for lithium ion battery applications
The characteristics, performance and potential of poly(vinylidene fluoride), PVDF, and its copolymers for application as battery separator membranes are reviewed.
Progress in redox flow batteries, remaining challenges and their applications in energy storage
Redox flow batteries, which have been developed over the last 40 years, are used to store energy on the medium to large scale, particularly in applications such as load levelling, power quality control and facilitating renewable energy deployment.
Flexible poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-hexafluoropropylene)-based gel polymer electrolyte for high-performance lithium-ion batteries
Gel polymer electrolytes (GPEs) have attracted ever-increasing attention in Li-ion batteries, due to their great thermal stability and excellent electrochemical performance.
High energy density electrolytes for H2/Br2 redox flow batteries, their polybromide composition and influence on battery cycling limits
Polybromides formation in aqueous bromine electrolytes and influence on H2/Br2 redox flow battery performance is investigated the first time.
Fundamental properties of TEMPO-based catholytes for aqueous redox flow batteries: effects of substituent groups and electrolytes on electrochemical properties, solubilities and battery performance
The effects of substituent groups of TEMPO-based catholytes and supporting electrolytes on electrochemical properties, solubility and battery performance were examined systematically for aqueous redox flow batteries.
A new spinel high-entropy oxide (Mg0.2Ti0.2Zn0.2Cu0.2Fe0.2)3O4 with fast reaction kinetics and excellent stability as an anode material for lithium ion batteries
Here we present novel (Mg0.2Ti0.2Zn0.2Cu0.2Fe0.2)3O4 materials prepared via one-step solid state reaction method and subsequently high-energy ball-milling. When used as anodes for LIBs, it exhibits superior lithium storage properties.
Influence of electronically conductive additives on the cycling performance of argyrodite-based all-solid-state batteries
Low-surface-area carbon black helps to improve the performance of bulk-type all-solid-state batteries using NCM622 cathode material and argyrodite Li6PS5Cl solid electrolyte.
Flexible quasi-solid-state zinc ion batteries enabled by highly conductive carrageenan bio-polymer electrolyte
The zinc ion batteries with KCR electrolyte show a high specific capacity and fast charging and discharging capability.
Low voltage operation of a silver/silver chloride battery with high desalination capacity in seawater
The silver/silver chloride conversion reaction allows for a high desalination capacity of saline media with high molar strength.
Rechargeable aluminum batteries: effects of cations in ionic liquid electrolytes
Room temperature ionic liquids (RTILs) are solvent-free liquids comprised of densely packed cations and anions. Properties of Py13Cl–AlCl3 ILs were studied and compared with EMIC-AlCl3 ILs for use as electrolyte in Al–graphite battery.
3D zinc@carbon fiber composite framework anode for aqueous Zn–MnO2 batteries
Synthesis of a 3D Zn@CFs anode through constant voltage electrodeposition to realize a dendrite-free cycling performance in an aqueous Zn/MnO2 battery.
Flexible inorganic membranes used as a high thermal safety separator for the lithium-ion battery
A flexible SiO2 porous fiber membrane (SF) is prepared by electrospinning followed by calcination in this work.
Pinecone biomass-derived hard carbon anodes for high-performance sodium-ion batteries
Hard-carbon is considered as one of the most promising anode materials for sodium-ion batteries (SIBs).
Why is sodium-intercalated graphite unstable?
In this article, we try to answer the fundamental question in Na-ion batteries using DFT calculations: why is sodium-intercalated graphite unstable?
Improving the cyclability performance of lithium-ion batteries by introducing lithium difluorophosphate (LiPO2F2) additive
The cyclability of lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) is often affected by the components of the solid electrolyte interphase (SEI) layer which is generated from electrochemical decomposition of electrolyte.
A PEO-based gel polymer electrolyte for lithium ion batteries
This paper illustrates a simpler method for the preparation of gel polymer electrolytes.
Facile synthesis and application of multi-shelled SnO2 hollow spheres in lithium ion battery
A simple template-free hydrothermal method has been developed to prepare multi-shelled SnO2 hollow spheres with controlled interior texture.
Investigations on Nb2C monolayer as promising anode material for Li or non-Li ion batteries from first-principles calculations
The metallicity, high capacities, fast diffusion and low average intercalation potentials make Nb2C monolayer a promising LIBs/NLIBs anode.
A promising anode material for sodium-ion battery with high capacity and high diffusion ability: graphyne and graphdiyne
First-principles calculations indicate that a novel atomic hollow structure of graphyne and graphdiyne made up of sp- and sp2-hybridized carbon atoms reinforces not only the Na storage capacity but also the Na diffusion.
Thermal runaway of commercial 18650 Li-ion batteries with LFP and NCA cathodes – impact of state of charge and overcharge
Destructive thermal ramp experiments with commercial Li-ion batteries at different state of charge were made. Produced gases were quantified and a causing chemical reaction system is proposed.
Thermal-runaway experiments on consumer Li-ion batteries with metal-oxide and olivin-type cathodes
In this work we demonstrate the full thermal-runaway characteristics of three types of commercially available 18650 Li-ion batteries.
Magnetite/ graphene nanosheet composites: interfacial interaction and its impact on the durable high-rate performance in lithium-ion batteries
Fe3O4/graphene-nanosheets with Fe–O–C bond link between Fe3O4 and graphene possesses durable high-rate performance: the reversible capacity attains 550 mAhg−1 at 1 Ag−1, and retention is 97 % after 300 cycles.
About this collectionWe are very pleased to present our 10th Anniversary collection on battery development over the last decade!
Looking back over the last 10 years, we would like to showcase some of the very best articles that have been published in RSC Advances. Many of these papers have been cited hundreds of times, providing valuable advances for further research, and some continue to be among the journal’s most downloaded articles as of today.
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