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Rechargeable Batteries

Part of the series Green Energy and Technology pp 511-539

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Non-aqueous Metal–Oxygen Batteries: Past, Present, and Future

  • Maxwell D. RadinAffiliated withUniversity of Michigan
  • , Donald J. SiegelAffiliated withUniversity of Michigan Email author 

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Abstract

Metal–oxygen batteries have attracted significant attention due to the high theoretical capacities of some chemistries. This chapter summarizes the history of metal-oxygen batteries and reviews the current status of room-temperature, non-aqueous systems. Emphasis is given to the operating mechanisms, unsolved challenges, and new approaches associated with the Li–O2 system.