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The challenges of enabling zinc air batteries to operate at ultralow temperatures are twofold. The Prerequisite is preventing the electrolyte from freezing while maintaining high ionic conductivity. Secondly, the catalyst has to work efficiently at low temperatures. This highlight presents the latest development to resolve the challenges by tuning the structures of the electrolyte and catalyst, offering a new paradigm to widen the working temperature range of zinc air batteries.


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Cryogenic electrolytes and catalysts for zinc air batteries

Show Author's information Minshen Zhu1,2( )
Research Center for Materials, Architectures, and Integration of Nanomembranes (MAIN), TU Chemnitz, 09126 Chemnitz, Germany
Material Systems for Nanoelectronics, TU Chemnitz, 09107, Chemnitz, Germany

Abstract

The challenges of enabling zinc air batteries to operate at ultralow temperatures are twofold. The Prerequisite is preventing the electrolyte from freezing while maintaining high ionic conductivity. Secondly, the catalyst has to work efficiently at low temperatures. This highlight presents the latest development to resolve the challenges by tuning the structures of the electrolyte and catalyst, offering a new paradigm to widen the working temperature range of zinc air batteries.

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single atom catalyst, anti-freezing, zinc air battery, low temperature
Received: 18 October 2022 Accepted: 19 October 2022 Published: 30 November 2022
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Received: 18 October 2022
Accepted: 19 October 2022
Published: 30 November 2022

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