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Cell Concepts of Metal-Sulfur Batteries (Metal 5 Li, Na, K, Mg): Strategies for Using Sulfur in Energy Storage Applications

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There is great interest in using sulfur as active component in rechargeable batteries thanks to its low cost and high specific charge (1672 mAh/g). The electrochemistry of sulfur, however, is complex and cell concepts are required, which differ from conventional designs. This review summarizes different strategies for utilizing sulfur in rechargeable batteries among membrane concepts, polysulfide concepts, all-solid-state concepts as well as high-temperature systems. Among the more popular lithium-sulfur and sodium-sulfur batteries, we also comment on recent results on potassium-sulfur and magnesium-sulfur batteries.

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  • Batteries
  • Energy storage
  • Metal-sulfur batteries
  • Cell concepts
  • Electrodes

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Medenbach, L., Adelhelm, P. (2019). Cell Concepts of Metal-Sulfur Batteries (Metal 5 Li, Na, K, Mg): Strategies for Using Sulfur in Energy Storage Applications. In: Eichel, RA. (eds) Electrochemical Energy Storage. Topics in Current Chemistry Collections. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-26130-6_3

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