New energy storage devices for post lithium-ion batteries
In this themed issue, recent research progress into post lithium-ion batteries is reviewed.
Mg rechargeable batteries: an on-going challenge
Advances in Mg rechargeable battery science and technologies are updated and the key issues for the commercialization are addressed.
Room-temperature stationary sodium-ion batteries for large-scale electric energy storage
This review discusses recent progress and our thoughts on the development of room-temperature “rocking chair” sodium-ion batteries particularly for large-scale electric energy storage.
Update on Na-based battery materials. A growing research path
The growing efforts on low temperature Na-based energy storage systems are reviewed from a materials perspective.
The pursuit of rechargeable solid-state Li–air batteries
Solid-state Li–air (O2) batteries are considered to be promising due to the stability of solid-state electrolytes. On the status, challenges, and perspectives of rechargeable solid-state Li–air (O2) batteries a specific review is provided here.
Towards sustainable and versatile energy storage devices: an overview of organic
Electroactive organics are promising high performance electrode materials, towards cheap, green, sustainable and versatile energy storage devices beyond Li-ion batteries.
Current density dependence of
peroxide formation in the Li–O2 battery and its effect on charge
We report a significant difference in the growth mechanism of Li2O2 in Li–O2 batteries for toroidal and thin-film morphologies which is dependent on the current rate that governs the electrochemical pathway.
Charge transport in lithium peroxide: relevance for rechargeable metal–air batteries
First-principles calculations of the conductivity of Li2O2 indicate that sluggish charge transport may be a performance-limiting factor for Li–air batteries.
Towards high energy density sodium ion batteries through electrolyte optimization
Na-ion cells with performance comparable to Li-ion cells were assembled with Na3V2(PO4)2F3 and hard carbon electrodes in an EC0.45:PC0.45:DMC0.1 electrolyte.
Na-ion mobility in layered Na2FePO4F and olivine Na[Fe,Mn]PO4
This atomistic modelling study presents insight into Na-ion transport and its correlation to reversible Na-ion intercalation in olivine Na(Fe,Mn)PO4 and layered Na2FePO4F.
About this collection
Research on lithium-ion batteries has become very important in the energy and environment field, stimulated by the industrial need for both a smart grid linked with solar and wind power systems, and electric vehicles. However, energy density, safety, the current cost of lithium-ion batteries, and the potentially limited supply of lithium mean current technologies may not satisfy these quickly increasing industrial needs.
How to develop safe and inexpensive post lithium-ion batteries with large energy density, to build a low carbon society based on renewable and sustainable energy, is a great challenge.
This collection, Guest Edited by Professor Haoshen Zhou, provides an overview of the latest concepts and technologies of post lithium-ion batteries.