Electrode–Electrolyte Interactions in an Aqueous Aluminum–Carbon Rechargeable Battery System

Jasmin Smajic, Amira Alazmi, Nimer Wehbe, Pedro M. F. J. Da Costa

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Abstract

Being environmentally friendly, safe and easy to handle, aqueous electrolytes are of particular interest for next-generation electrochemical energy storage devices. When coupled with an abundant, recyclable and low-cost electrode material such as aluminum, the promise of a green and economically sustainable battery system has extraordinary appeal. In this work, we study the interaction of an aqueous electrolyte with an aluminum plate anode and various graphitic cathodes. Upon establishing the boundary conditions for optimal electrolyte performance, we find that a mesoporous reduced graphene oxide powder constitutes a better cathode material option than graphite flakes.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3235
JournalNanomaterials
Volume11
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 28 2021

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