Novel Rechargeable Battery Technology based on Zinc-Ion Intercalation Materials

The overarching goal of the proposed research is to develop high-performance aqueous zinc-ion batteries, a novel clean energy storage technology that addresses energy and environmental—two major challenges of modern society. In order to achieve this goal, new energy materials with desired and unique nano-/micro-structure and morphology exhibiting excellent zinc-ion intercalation ability will be designed and investigated for outstanding electrochemical behaviors. Research will mainly focus on the synthesis of carbon materials and transition metal oxides/sulfides, and the correlation of electrochemical behaviors with their microstructures/morphologies. The success of the proposed project will significantly contribute to battery industries.   

3D Hierarchical Carbon-Rich Micro-/Nanomaterials for Energy Storage and Catalysis

Xiaolei Wang, Wenjing Deng, Zhixiao Xu

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An Ultrafast, Durable, and High-Loading Polymer Anode for Aqueous Zinc-Ion Batteries and Supercapacitors

Tian Tang, Wenyuan Sun, Xiaolei Wang, Zhixiao Xu

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Designing gradient solid electrolyte interphase for stable lithium metal batteries

Xiaolei Wang, Wenjing Deng

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Efficient Zn Metal Anode Enabled by O,N-Codoped Carbon Microflowers

Xiaolei Wang, Wenjing Deng, Zhixiao Xu

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Hybrid interlayer enables dendrite-free and deposition-modulated zinc anodes

Xiaolei Wang, Wenjing Deng

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N, O-Codoped Carbon Nanosheet Array Enabling Stable Lithium Metal Anode

Xiaolei Wang, Zhiping Deng, Zhixiao Xu

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Ultrafast, long-life, high-loading, and wide-temperature zinc ion supercapacitors

Xiaolei Wang, Zhixiao Xu, Rujiao Ma

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