Designing flexible lithium-ion batteries by structural engineering

Guoyu QIAN, Xiangbiao LIAO, Yuxiang ZHU, Feng PAN*, Xi CHEN*, Yuan YANG*

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Flexible lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) can be seamlessly integrated into flexible devices, such as flexible displays, wearable devices, and smart cards, to provide power for steady operation under mechanical deformation. An ideal flexible battery should have high flexibility, high energy density, and high power density simultaneously, which are often in conflict with each other. In this Perspective, we analyze the flexible batteries based on structural designs from both the component level and device level. Recent progress in flexible LIBs, including advances in porous structures for battery components, superslim designs, topological architectures, and battery structures with decoupling concepts, is reviewed. In the end, perspectives on the future of flexible batteries are presented and discussed. © 2019 American Chemical Society.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)690-701
Number of pages11
JournalACS Energy Letters
Issue number3
Early online date4 Feb 2019
Publication statusPublished - 8 Mar 2019
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Y.Y. acknowledges support from startup funding by Columbia University and support from AFOSR (FA9550-18-1-0410). X.L. acknowledges support from the China Scholarship Council (CSC) graduate scholarship. The work of X.L. and X.C. is supported by the Yonghong Zhang Family Center for Advanced Materials for Energy and Environment. This work was supported by the National Key R&D Program of China (2016YFB0700600) and Guangdong Key-lab Project (No. 2017B0303010130).


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