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Zn metal electrode is the key to enabling the full vision of next-generation Zn-metal batteries (ZMBs). Thus far, the critical dendrite issue still restricts the Zn anode lifespan, which has even become the Achilles heel to the rejuvenation of ZMBs. This highlight previews the latest advance of Zn anode research, which suggests that Zn electrodes with initial stripping and plating can surprisingly lead to different morphology evolution routes. A proposed pre-deposition strategy is demonstrated to stabilize the Zn anode and homogenize further Zn plating/stripping.


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Symmetric is nonidentical: Operation history matters for Zn metal anode

Show Author's information Zengxia Pei( )
School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales 2006, Australia

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Zn metal electrode is the key to enabling the full vision of next-generation Zn-metal batteries (ZMBs). Thus far, the critical dendrite issue still restricts the Zn anode lifespan, which has even become the Achilles heel to the rejuvenation of ZMBs. This highlight previews the latest advance of Zn anode research, which suggests that Zn electrodes with initial stripping and plating can surprisingly lead to different morphology evolution routes. A proposed pre-deposition strategy is demonstrated to stabilize the Zn anode and homogenize further Zn plating/stripping.

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zinc metal battery, symmetric cell, dendrite, energy storage
Received: 19 July 2022 Accepted: 19 July 2022 Published: 24 July 2022 Issue date: September 2022
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Received: 19 July 2022
Accepted: 19 July 2022
Published: 24 July 2022
Issue date: September 2022

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