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Progress in electrolytes for rechargeable aluminium batteries: a review and perspective

Progress in electrolytes for rechargeable aluminium batteries: a review and perspective
Progress in electrolytes for rechargeable aluminium batteries: a review and perspective
The growing demand for safe, sustainable and energy-dense energy storage devices has spurred intensive investigations into post-lithium battery technologies. Rechargeable aluminium batteries are promising candidates for future electrochemical energy storage systems due to the high theoretical volumetric capacity of aluminium and its natural abundance in the Earth’s crust, but their practical application is currently hindered by the limitations of presently available electrolytes. In this review, we highlight the key considerations needed to optimise the electrolyte design in relation to the aluminium battery system and critically assess the current state of knowledge and new concepts in liquid and quasi-solid polymer electrolytes, focusing primarily on nonaqueous systems. We then discuss the challenges and approaches in developing polymer electrolytes and finally provide an overview of the opportunities in quasi-solid electrolytes which could pave the way to achieving further improvements in aluminium batteries.
aluminium battery, electrolytes, ionic liquids, ionogel, quasi-solid electrolytes
Leung, Oi Man
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Schoetz, Theresa
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Prodromakis, Themistoklis
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Ponce De Leon Albarran, Carlos
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Leung, Oi Man
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Schoetz, Theresa
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Prodromakis, Themistoklis
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Ponce De Leon Albarran, Carlos
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Leung, Oi Man, Schoetz, Theresa, Prodromakis, Themistoklis and Ponce De Leon Albarran, Carlos (2021) Progress in electrolytes for rechargeable aluminium batteries: a review and perspective. Journal of Electrochemical Society.

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The growing demand for safe, sustainable and energy-dense energy storage devices has spurred intensive investigations into post-lithium battery technologies. Rechargeable aluminium batteries are promising candidates for future electrochemical energy storage systems due to the high theoretical volumetric capacity of aluminium and its natural abundance in the Earth’s crust, but their practical application is currently hindered by the limitations of presently available electrolytes. In this review, we highlight the key considerations needed to optimise the electrolyte design in relation to the aluminium battery system and critically assess the current state of knowledge and new concepts in liquid and quasi-solid polymer electrolytes, focusing primarily on nonaqueous systems. We then discuss the challenges and approaches in developing polymer electrolytes and finally provide an overview of the opportunities in quasi-solid electrolytes which could pave the way to achieving further improvements in aluminium batteries.

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Published date: 18 April 2021
Keywords: aluminium battery, electrolytes, ionic liquids, ionogel, quasi-solid electrolytes

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Local EPrints ID: 448699
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/448699
PURE UUID: 964ae925-0511-4319-bfc6-4d5f5c76055d
ORCID for Oi Man Leung: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1951-6811
ORCID for Themistoklis Prodromakis: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6267-6909
ORCID for Carlos Ponce De Leon Albarran: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1907-5913

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Date deposited: 30 Apr 2021 16:32
Last modified: 01 May 2021 02:02

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