Catalytic Effects of Electrodes and Electrolytes in Metal–Sulfur Batteries : Progress and Prospective

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Author(s)

  • Linchao Zeng
  • Jianhui Zhu
  • Licong Huang
  • Jiahong Wang
  • Guangmin Zhou
  • Xue-Feng Yu

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Article number2204636
Journal / PublicationAdvanced Materials
Volume34
Issue number49
Online published29 Jul 2022
Publication statusPublished - 8 Dec 2022

Abstract

Metal–sulfur (M–S) batteries are promising energy-storage devices due to their advantages such as large energy density and the low cost of the raw materials. However, M–S batteries suffer from many drawbacks. Endowing the electrodes and electrolytes with the proper catalytic activity is crucial to improve the electrochemical properties of M–S batteries. With regard to the S cathodes, advanced electrode materials with enhanced electrocatalytic effects can capture polysulfides and accelerate electrochemical conversion and, as for the metal anodes, the proper electrode materials can provide active sites for metal deposition to reduce the deposition potential barrier and control the electroplating or stripping process. Moreover, an advanced electrolyte with desirable design can catalyze electrochemical reactions on the cathode and anode in high-performance M–S batteries. In this review, recent progress pertaining to the design of advanced electrode materials and electrolytes with the proper catalytic effects is summarized. The current progress of S cathodes and metal anodes in different types of M–S batteries are discussed and future development directions are described. The objective is to provide a comprehensive review on the current state-of-the-art S cathodes and metal anodes in M–S batteries and research guidance for future development of this important class of batteries.

Research Area(s)

  • catalytic effect, electrolytes, metal anodes, metal–sulfur batteries, sulfur cathodes

Citation Format(s)

Catalytic Effects of Electrodes and Electrolytes in Metal–Sulfur Batteries: Progress and Prospective. / Zeng, Linchao; Zhu, Jianhui; Chu, Paul K. et al.
In: Advanced Materials, Vol. 34, No. 49, 2204636, 08.12.2022.

Research output: Journal Publications and ReviewsRGC 21 - Publication in refereed journalpeer-review