Dalton Trans 2021 Mar 10;50(12):4237-4243. Epub 2021 Mar 10.
Physical and Materials Chemistry Division, CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, 411008 Maharashtra, India.
Rechargeable batteries consisting of a Zn metal anode and a suitable cathode coupled with a Zn ion-conducting electrolyte are recently emerging as promising energy storage devices for stationary applications. However, the formation of high surface area Zn (HSAZ) architectures on the metallic Zn anode deteriorates their performance upon prolonged cycling. In this work, we demonstrate the application of 1,4,5,8-naphthalenetetracarboxylic dianhydride (NTCDA), an organic compound, as a replacement for the Zn-metal anode enabling the design of a 'rocking-chair'zinc-proton hybrid ion battery. Read More