Key scientific challenges in current rechargeable non-aqueous Li-O2 batteries: experiment and theory

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dc.contributor.author Bhatt, Mahesh Datt
dc.contributor.author Geaney, Hugh
dc.contributor.author Nolan, Michael
dc.contributor.author O'Dwyer, Colm
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-15T15:02:44Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-15T15:02:44Z
dc.date.issued 2014-05-07
dc.identifier.citation Bhatt, M. D., Geaney, H., Nolan, M. and O'Dwyer, C. (2014) 'Key scientific challenges in current rechargeable non-aqueous Li-O2 batteries: experiment and theory', Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 16(24), pp. 12093-12130. doi: 10.1039/C4CP01309C en
dc.identifier.volume 16 en
dc.identifier.issued 24 en
dc.identifier.startpage 12093 en
dc.identifier.endpage 12130 en
dc.identifier.issn 1463-9076
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/6116
dc.identifier.doi 10.1039/C4CP01309C
dc.description.abstract Rechargeable Li–air (henceforth referred to as Li–O2) batteries provide theoretical capacities that are ten times higher than that of current Li-ion batteries, which could enable the driving range of an electric vehicle to be comparable to that of gasoline vehicles. These high energy densities in Li–O2 batteries result from the atypical battery architecture which consists of an air (O2) cathode and a pure lithium metal anode. However, hurdles to their widespread use abound with issues at the cathode (relating to electrocatalysis and cathode decomposition), lithium metal anode (high reactivity towards moisture) and due to electrolyte decomposition. This review focuses on the key scientific challenges in the development of rechargeable non-aqueous Li–O2 batteries from both experimental and theoretical findings. This dual approach allows insight into future research directions to be provided and highlights the importance of combining theoretical and experimental approaches in the optimization of Li–O2 battery systems. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) en
dc.relation.uri http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2014/cp/c4cp01309c#!divAbstract
dc.rights © the Owner Societies 2014; Royal Society ofChemistry en
dc.subject Lithium-air batteries en
dc.subject Oxygen reduction reaction en
dc.subject Efficient bifunctional catalyst en
dc.subject Reduced graphene oxide en
dc.subject Transmission electron-microscopy en
dc.subject Performance cathode catalyst en
dc.subject Noble-metal nanoparticles en
dc.subject Ionic liquid electrolyte en
dc.subject Ether-based electrolytes en
dc.subject Honeycomb-like carbon en
dc.title Key scientific challenges in current rechargeable non-aqueous Li-O2 batteries: experiment and theory en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Colm O'Dwyer, Chemistry, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: c.odwyer@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2018-05-03T11:20:06Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
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dc.contributor.funder Seventh Framework Programme en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress c.odwyer@ucc.ie en
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7::SP1::NMP/314508/EU/STable high-capacity lithium-Air Batteries with Long cycle life for Electric cars/STABLE en


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