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

  • Maxwell D. Radin
  • Donald J. SiegelEmail author
Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)


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.


Discharge Capacity Negative Electrode Propylene Carbonate Positive Electrode Propylene Carbonate 
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The authors gratefully acknowledge financial support from the U.S. National Science Foundation, grant no. CBET-1351482.


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