Lithium-Air Batteries: Harder to Research than You’d Think

GreenCarReports reported that despite being one of the most widely researched new battery technologies, lithium-air batteries are still quite difficult for researchers to nail down.

According to the publication:

The challenges are “formidable” though, according to Jun Lu, leader of a team of researchers from Argonne National Laboratory, Beijing Institute of Technology and Hanyang University.

Among the challenges published in the ACS journal, Chemical Reviews, are a need to better understand Li−O2 electrochemistry, develop new and improved cell materials, and innovate in critical aspects of cell design.

Lu explains that:

The successful development of any aqueous Li−air batteries severely relies on the prevention of direct contact of the lithium metal electrode with water.

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