Aqueous Rechargeable Metal-Ion Batteries Working at Subzero Temperatures

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Original languageEnglish
Article number2002590
Journal / PublicationAdvanced Science
Issue number1
Online published23 Nov 2020
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jan 2021



Aqueous rechargeable metal-ion batteries (ARMBs) represent one of the current research frontiers due to their low cost, high safety, and other unique features. Evolving to a practically useful device, the ARMBs must be adaptable to various ambient, especially the cold weather. While much effort has been made on organic electrolyte batteries operating at low temperatures, the study on low-temperature ARMBs is still in its infancy. The challenge mainly comes from water freezing at subzero temperatures, resulting in dramatically retarded kinetics. Here, the freezing behavior of water and its effects on subzero performances of ARMBs are first discussed. Then all strategies used to enhance subzero temperature performances of ARMBs by associating them with battery kinetics are summarized. The subzero temperature performances of ARMBs and organic electrolyte batteries are compared. The final section presents potential directions for further improvements and future perspectives of this thriving field.

Research Area(s)

  • aqueous batteries, low-temperature batteries, low-temperature energy storage, metal-ion batteries, subzero temperature batteries

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