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Bhatt, M. D., Geaney, H., Nolan, M. & O'Dwyer, C.
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Key scientific challenges in current rechargeable non-aqueous LiO2 batteries: experiment and theory
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Rechargeable Liair (henceforth referred to as LiO2) 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 LiO2 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 LiO2 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 LiO2 battery systems.!divAbstract
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