Bifunctional carbon-based cathode catalysts for zinc-air battery: A review

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Chinese Chemical Letters


Efficient bifunctional OER/ORR catalysts are crucial for the further development of zinc-air battery. From a sustainable point of view, it is important that electrocatalysts are efficient, low cost, and composed of abundant resources instead of scarce metals. Due to their good conductivity, low cost, and strong durability, carbon-based materials are considered a promising alternative in the field of commercial zinc-air battery catalysts. Herein, we briefly introduce the zinc-air battery and then summarize recent progress in the development of carbon-based bifunctional catalysts by defect engineering, heteroatom doping and metal doping. Finally, we discuss the main challenges and prospects for the future development of carbon-based bifunctional oxygen catalysts.

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National Natural Science Foundation of China



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