From Li-O2 to Li-air Batteries: Carbon nanotubes/ionic Liquid Gels With a Tricontinuous Passage of Electrons, Ions, and Oxygen

Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2012 Oct 29;51(44):11062-7. doi: 10.1002/anie.201204983. Epub 2012 Sep 28.


A salt and battery: The combination of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) and an ionic liquid (IL) cross-linked network gel (CNG) allows the conventional three-phase reactive interface to be expanded to the whole cross-linked network (see picture). Thus, it integrates high specific energy and specific power with the feasibility of operating in ambient air.