Rechargeable High-Capacity Aluminum-Nickel Batteries

Yiqun Du, Shimeng Zhao, Jialin Li, Haixia Chen, Cheng Xu, Wenyang Zhang, Pan Li, Huixin Jin, Youjian Zhang, Jianxin Zhang*

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In this paper, we designed a novel rechargeable Al−Ni battery. Nickel foil was firstly used as a cathode material for aluminum batteries and realized a reversible electrode reaction in a weak Lewis acidic electrolyte. Al−Ni battery can provide a high discharge capacity of more than 0.4 mA h cm−2 and exhibit excellent stability. Furthermore, the electrode reaction mechanism and proposed reasonable reaction equations of Al−Ni battery was studied deeply. We also explored the failure process of Al−Ni batteries and obtained the composition of side reaction products. This Al−Ni battery could offer a high reversible capacity of 0.66 mA h at a current density of 0.5 mA cm−2. Even at 1 mA cm−2, it still delivers a capacity of 0.415 mA h (0.27 mA h cm−2) after 100 cycles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13191-13197
Number of pages7
Issue number45
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Dec 6
Externally publishedYes


  • Al−Ni battery
  • cathode
  • high-capacity
  • weak Lewis acidic electrolyte

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry


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