Aug 16, 2022

Understanding why zinc-based fuel systems fail

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While scientists have hoped that rechargeable zinc-manganese dioxide batteries could be developed into a viable alternative for grid storage applications, engineers at the University of Illinois Chicago and their colleagues identified the reasons these zinc-based fuel systems fail.

The scientists reached this conclusion after leveraging advanced , electrochemical experiments and theoretical calculations to look closer at how the zinc anode works with the manganese cathode in the .

Their findings are reported today in Nature Sustainability.

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