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Li-S and Li-O2 Batteries with High Specific Energy

Research and Development

Benefits

  • Provides a means of understanding the principles and properties of Li-S and Li-O2 batteries with super high energy density

  • Reviews the materials used and currently being researched for the improved performance of Li-S and Li-O2 batteries

  • Discusses the challenges and the prospects for Li-S and Li-O2 batteries

Book

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Molecular Science book series (BRIEFSMOLECULAR)

Also part of the SpringerBriefs in Green Chemistry for Sustainability book sub series (GREENCHEMIST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Huamin Zhang, Xianfeng Li, Hongzhang Zhang
    Pages 1-48

About this book

Introduction

This brief reviews the fundamentals, recent developments, challenges and prospects of Li-S and Li-O2 batteries, including fundamental research and potential applications. It starts with a brief overview encompassing the current state of Li-S and Li-O2 battery technology. It then provides general information on Li-S and Li-O2 batteries, including the electrochemical processes and battery components. The following sections focus on the historical and recent development of Li-S and Li-O2 batteries respectively, offering detailed insights into the key material development, cell assembly, diagnostic test and mechanism of electrolyte decomposition. Lastly, it focuses on the main promising applications of Li-S and Li-O2 batteries together with their challenges and potential

Keywords

Electric devices Energy storage High energy density Lithium oxygen battery Lithium sulfur battery Oxygen reduction Charge/Discharge mechanism Polysulfide (PS) shuttle Capacity fading Electrolyte decomposition

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Dalian National Laboratory for Clean Energy, Dalian Institute of Chemical PhysicsChinese Academy of ScienceDalianChina
  2. 2.Dalian National Laboratory for Clean Energy, Dalian Institute of Chemical PhysicsChinese Academy of ScienceDalianChina
  3. 3.Dalian National Laboratory for Clean Energy, Dalian Institute of Chemical PhysicsChinese Academy of ScienceDalianChina

About the authors

Huamin Zhang obtained his doctorate from Kyushu University (Japan), in 1988. He spent about 12 years at Dalian University of Technology (China), SUN-CHEMIE (Japan) and Osaka Gas Inc. (Japan). He currently is a full Professor at Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP), Chinese Academy of Sciences. He severs as the advisor of energy storage division, chief scientist of 973 National Project on Flow Battery and CTO of Dalian Rongke Power Co., Ltd. His research interests mainly focus on the topic of energy and energy storage, e.g. fuel cells, flow batteries and batteries with high specific energy density. Professor Zhang has co-authored more than 260 research papers published in refereed journals and holds more than 150 patents.

Xianfeng Li received his PhD in Polymer Chemistry form Jilin University in 2006. After three years’ postdoctoral work at KULeuven University, he joined DICP in 2009. He currently is a full professor at DICP. He currently serves as the Director of Energy Storage Division at DICP. His research interests include functional membranes for different applications. He has authored more than 90 peer-reviewed papers in the field of membrane.

Hongzhang Zhang received his PhD from DICP in 2013. He joined the Energy Storage Division of DICP at 2013. He currently serves as the head of innovative battery group, with major research interests in Li-Air and Li-S batteries.

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