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Application of Metal Oxides Electrodes

  • Chikaodili Chukwuneke
  • Joshua O. Madu
  • Feyisayo V. AdamsEmail author
  • Oluwagbenga T. Johnson
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Abstract

The search for engineering materials that can withstand the high demands of the emerging technologies in the fields of bio-engineering, aerospace engineering, medicine, environmental protection, renewable energy and manufacturing industries continues to thrive and find relevance in the today’s world. Metal oxides-based electrodes possess exceptional properties which qualify them as suitable engineering materials with wide range of applications such as sensors, semiconductors, energy storage, lithium-ion batteries and solar cells. This paper focuses on the use of various metal oxide-based electrodes (metal oxide, transition metal oxide, mixed metal oxide, transition, and hybrid systems) and how they have improved certain parameters of energy storage such as life cycle, capacitance, nominal voltage in above mentioned application prospects. This paper describes the novel concept of lithium metal oxide electrode materials which are of value to researchers in developing high-energy and enhanced-cyclability electrochemical capacitors comparable to Li-ion batteries. In order to fully achieve the potential of metal oxide electrodes in the future, significant efforts need to be directed to producing low cost and environment-friendly materials.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chikaodili Chukwuneke
    • 1
  • Joshua O. Madu
    • 1
  • Feyisayo V. Adams
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Oluwagbenga T. Johnson
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Petroleum ChemistryAmerican University of NigeriaYolaNigeria
  2. 2.Department of Metallurgy, School of Mining, Metallurgy and Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and the Built EnvironmentUniversity of JohannesburgDoornfonteinSouth Africa
  3. 3.Department of Mining and Metallurgical EngineeringUniversity of NamibiaWindhoekNamibia

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