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2021, 14(9): 3174–3187

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https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-021-3392-1

Achieving better aqueous rechargeable zinc ion batteries with heterostructure electrodes

Buke Wu1,2, Wen Luo1,3 (✉), Ming Li1, Lin Zeng2,4,5, and Liqiang Mai1,6 (✉)

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1 State Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Materials Synthesis and Processing, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070, China
2 Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen 518055, China
3 Department of Physics, School of Science, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070, China
4 Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Energy Materials for Electric Power, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen 518055, China
5 Key Laboratory of Energy Conversion and Storage Technologies (Southern University of Science and Technology), Ministry of Education, Shenzhen 518055, China
6 Foshan Xianhu Laboratory of the Advanced Energy Science and Technology Guangdong Laboratory, Xianhu hydrogen Valley, Foshan 528200, China

Keywords: zinc ion battery, heterostructure electrodes, interphase modification, structure optimization
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Aqueous rechargeable zinc ion batteries (ARZIBs) have received unprecedented attention owing to the low cost and high-safety merits. However, their further development and application are hindered by the issues of electrodes such as cathode dissolution, zinc anode dendrite, passivation, as well as sluggish reaction kinetics. Designing heterostructure electrodes is a powerful method to improve the electrochemical performance of electrodes by grafting the advantages of functional materials onto the active materials. In this review, various modified heterostructure electrodes with optimized electrochemical performance and wider applications are introduced. Moreover, the synergistic effect between active materials and functional materials are also in-depth analyzed. The specific modification methods are divided into interphase modification (electrode–electrolyte interphase and electrode–current collector interphase) and structure optimization. Finally, the conclusion and future perspective on the optimization mechanism of functional materials, and the cost issue of practical heterostructure electrodes in ARZIBs are also proposed. It is expected that this review can promote the further development of ARZIBs towards practical utility.
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Achieving better aqueous rechargeable zinc ion batteries with heterostructure electrodes. Nano Res. 2021, 14(9): 3174–3187 https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-021-3392-1

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