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Research Progress and Future Expectations in Anode of Secondary Zinc-Air Batteries: A Review

Chen Shunhong, Saroj Pullteap, Tang Mao


Zinc-air batteries have attracted widespread attention due to their advantages, including high safety, high theoretical energy density (1086 W·h/kg), low cost, etc. A zinc-air battery primarily consists of a metal anode, electrolyte, and air cathode. However, the anode, as the core component of zinc-air batteries, faces various challenges at the present stage, such as dendritic growth, anode deformation, surface passivation, hydrogen evolution corrosion, etc. These challenges limit the development of secondary zinc-air batteries. To address the challenges faced by the anode, researchers are committed to developing anode materials with long cycle life and high capacity. However, this is achieved through methods like alloying, surface coating, 3D structures, surface modification, and the addition of additives. Therefore, this article provides a comprehensive review of recent breakthroughs and progress in the research on zinc-based battery anodes in recent years. Furthermore, it offers a certain outlook on the future development direction of secondary zinc-air batteries.


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