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Zinc-air batteries
Bifunctional electrocatalyst
Transition metal-based catalysts
Electronic structure
11474047
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2020
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Wei, L., Ang, E. H., Yang, Y., Qin, Y., Zhang, Y., Ye, M., Liu, Q., & Li, C. C. (2020). Recent advances of transition metal based bifunctional electrocatalysts for rechargeable zinc-air batteries. Journal of Power Sources, 477, Article 228696. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2020.228696
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Due to high energy density, abundant resource and eco-friendly efficiency, rechargeable zinc air batteries (ZABs) have been recognized as promising alternative energy storage systems for conventional lithium-ion batteries for powering vehicles. However, the sluggish reaction kinetics of oxygen reduction and oxygen evolution on the air electrodes of ZABs require to developing cost-effective and high-efficiency bifunctional electrocatalysts for commercialization ZABs. Currently, transition metal-based materials have been explored as potential bifunctional electrocatalysts for ZABs with the advantages of highly activity, cost-effective and excellent stability. Therefore, this review intends to give a comprehensive overview on developments of transition metal-based catalysts (TMCAs) in most recently. According to different constitutions of TMCAs, catalysts of single atom, nanoalloys, oxides, hydroxides, chalcogenides, nitrides and phosphides are systematically introduced in the review. The structural modulations of TMCAs via nanosizing, heteroatom doping and their interface effect are also discussed since they play vital roles in exposing sufficient intrinsic active sites for enhancing the catalytic performance. Finally, the existing challenges of TMCAs and feasible strategies for enhancing the bifunctional catalytic performance and promoting the performance of ZABs are also explored detailly. Based on this review, we hope to provide reference values for building effective bifunctional electrocatalysts for commercial rechargeable ZABs.
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This is the final draft, after peer-review, of a manuscript published in Journal of Power Sources. The published version is available online at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2020.228696
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0378-7753
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National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 51771058)
National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No.11474047)
National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No.51801030)
Pearl River Talent Program of Guangdong Province (2017GC010030)
Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Providence (Grant No. 2018A030310571)
One-hundred Young Talents (Class A) of Guangdong University of Technology (Grant No. 220413198)
The Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (ZYGX2016J202)
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National Natural Science Foundation of China
Pearl River Talent Program of Guangdong Province
Guangdong Province Universities and Colleges Pearl River Scholar Funded Scheme
Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Providence
One hundred Young Talents (Class A) of Guangdong University of Technology
The Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities
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