KAUST DepartmentMaterial Science and Engineering Program
Physical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
Material Science and Engineering
Embargo End Date2021-11-20
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AbstractResearch on next-generation battery technologies (beyond Li-ion batteries, or LIBs) has been accelerating over the past few years. A key challenge for these emerging batteries has been the lack of suitable electrode materials, which severely limits their further developments. MXenes, a new class of 2D transition metal carbides, carbonitrides, and nitrides, are proposed as electrode materials for these emerging batteries due to several desirable attributes. These attributes include large and tunable interlayer spaces, excellent hydrophilicity, extraordinary conductivity, compositional diversity, and abundant surface chemistries, making MXenes promising not only as electrode materials but also as other components in the cells of emerging batteries. Herein, an overview and assessment of the utilization of MXenes in rechargeable batteries beyond LIBs, including alkali-ion (e.g., Na+ , K+ ) storage, multivalent-ion (e.g., Mg2+ , Zn2+ , and Al3+ ) storage, and metal batteries are presented. In particular, the synthetic strategies and properties of MXenes that enable MXenes to play various roles as electrodes, metal anode protective layers, sulfur hosts, separator modification layers, and conductive additives in these emerging batteries are discussed. Moreover, a perspective on promising future research directions on MXenes and MXene-based materials, ranging from material design and processing, fundamental understanding of the reaction mechanisms, to device performance optimization strategies is provided.
CitationMing, F., Liang, H., Huang, G., Bayhan, Z., & Alshareef, H. N. (2020). MXenes for Rechargeable Batteries Beyond the Lithium-Ion. Advanced Materials, 2004039. doi:10.1002/adma.202004039
SponsorsF.M. and H.L. contributed equally to this work. The research reported in this publication was supported by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).
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