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A review of recent developments in rechargeable lithium-sulfur batteries

Kang, Weimin, Deng, Nanping, Ju, Jingge, Li, Quanxiang, Wu, Dayong, Ma, Xiaomin, Li, Lei, Naebe, Minoo and Cheng, Bowen 2016, A review of recent developments in rechargeable lithium-sulfur batteries, Nanoscale, vol. 8, no. 37, pp. 16541-16588, doi: 10.1039/c6nr04923k.

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Title A review of recent developments in rechargeable lithium-sulfur batteries
Author(s) Kang, Weimin
Deng, Nanping
Ju, Jingge
Li, QuanxiangORCID iD for Li, Quanxiang orcid.org/0000-0002-0190-1930
Wu, Dayong
Ma, Xiaomin
Li, Lei
Naebe, Minoo
Cheng, Bowen
Journal name Nanoscale
Volume number 8
Issue number 37
Start page 16541
End page 16588
Total pages 48
Publisher Royal Society of Chemistry
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2016-08
ISSN 2040-3372
Keyword(s) Science & Technology
Physical Sciences
Technology
Chemistry, Multidisciplinary
Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Physics, Applied
Chemistry
Science & Technology - Other Topics
Materials Science
Physics
Summary The research and development of advanced energy-storage systems must meet a large number of requirements, including high energy density, natural abundance of the raw material, low cost and environmental friendliness, and particularly reasonable safety. As the demands of high-performance batteries are continuously increasing, with large-scale energy storage systems and electric mobility equipment, lithium-sulfur batteries have become an attractive candidate for the new generation of high-performance batteries due to their high theoretical capacity (1675 mA h g(-1)) and energy density (2600 Wh kg(-1)). However, rapid capacity attenuation with poor cycle and rate performances make the batteries far from ideal with respect to real commercial applications. Outstanding breakthroughs and achievements have been made to alleviate these problems in the past ten years. This paper presents an overview of recent advances in lithium-sulfur battery research. We cover the research and development to date on various components of lithium-sulfur batteries, including cathodes, binders, separators, electrolytes, anodes, collectors, and some novel cell configurations. The current trends in materials selection for batteries are reviewed and various choices of cathode, binder, electrolyte, separator, anode, and collector materials are discussed. The current challenges associated with the use of batteries and their materials selection are listed and future perspectives for this class of battery are also discussed.
Language eng
DOI 10.1039/c6nr04923k
Field of Research 099999 Engineering not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 0 Not Applicable
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, The Royal Society of Chemistry
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