Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences | VOL. 119

Recycling spent LiNi 1-x-y Mn x Co y O 2 cathodes to bifunctional NiMnCo catalysts for zinc-air batteries

Publication Date May 9, 2022


Significance In recent years, lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) have been widely applied in electric vehicles as energy storage devices. However, it is a great challenge to deal with the large number of spent LIBs. In this work, we employ a rapid thermal radiation method to convert the spent LIBs into highly efficient bifunctional NiMnCo-activated carbon (NiMnCo-AC) catalysts for zinc-air batteries (ZABs). The obtained NiMnCo-AC catalyst shows excellent electrochemical performance in ZABs due to the unique core-shell structure, with face-centered cubic Ni in the core and spinel NiMnCoO 4 in the shell. This work provides an economical and environment-friendly approach to recycling the spent LIBs and converting them into novel energy storage devices.


Catalysts For Zinc-air Batteries Energy Storage Devices Zinc-air Batteries Electric Vehicles Lithium-ion Batteries Rapid Radiation Carbon Catalysts Efficient Carbon Economical Approach Thermal Method

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