Ionic liquids and their solid-state analogues as materials for energy generation and storage

MacFarlane, Douglas R, Forsyth, Maria, Howlett, Patrick, Kar, Mega, Passerini, Stefano, Pringle, Jenny, Ohno, Hiroyuki, Watanabe, Masayoshi, Yan, Feng, Zheng, Wenjun, Zhang, Shiguo and Zhang, Jie 2016, Ionic liquids and their solid-state analogues as materials for energy generation and storage, Nature Reviews Materials, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 1-15, doi: 10.1038/natrevmats.2015.5.

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Title Ionic liquids and their solid-state analogues as materials for energy generation and storage
Author(s) MacFarlane, Douglas R
Forsyth, MariaORCID iD for Forsyth, Maria
Howlett, PatrickORCID iD for Howlett, Patrick
Kar, Mega
Passerini, Stefano
Pringle, JennyORCID iD for Pringle, Jenny
Ohno, Hiroyuki
Watanabe, Masayoshi
Yan, Feng
Zheng, Wenjun
Zhang, Shiguo
Zhang, Jie
Journal name Nature Reviews Materials
Volume number 1
Issue number 2
Start page 1
End page 15
Total pages 15
Publisher Nature Publishing Group
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2016-01
ISSN 2058-8437
Summary Salts that are liquid at room temperature, now commonly called ionic liquids, have been known for more than 100 years; however, their unique properties have only come to light in the past two decades. In this Review, we examine recent work in which the properties of ionic liquids have enabled important advances to be made in sustainable energy generationand storage. We discuss the use of ionic liquids as media for synthesis of electromaterials, for example, in the preparation of doped carbons, conducting polymers and intercalation electrode materials. Focusing on their intrinsic ionic conductivity, we examine recent reports of ionic liquids used as electrolytes in emerging high-energy-density and low-cost batteries, including Li-ion, Li–O2, Li–S, Na-ion and Al-ion batteries. Similar developments in electrolyte applications in dye-sensitized solar cells, thermo-electrochemical cells, double-layer capacitors and CO2 reduction are also discussed.
Language eng
DOI 10.1038/natrevmats.2015.5
Field of Research 091205 Functional Materials
Socio Economic Objective 970102 Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Grant ID CE140100012
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