Future potential for lithium-sulfur batteries

Natsuki Nakamura, Seongki Ahn, Toshiyuki Momma, Tetsuya Osaka*


研究成果: Article査読

16 被引用数 (Scopus)


With the increased adoption of electric vehicles globally and recent developments in international politics, the prices of cathode raw materials for lithium-ion batteries, such as nickel and cobalt, have continued to rise. These high raw material prices threaten to derail or delay the implementation of cleaner energy strategies. In view of this, research and development are actively being conducted toward the commercialization of lithium-sulfur batteries, which do not use rare metals as the cathode active material and have high energy density; in addition, lithium and sulfur are naturally abundant. This review introduces the reaction principle of lithium-sulfur batteries to the latest research and development trends. The dissolution of intermediate polysulfides into the electrolyte, which is a fatal drawback of lithium-sulfur batteries, has been solved using various methods, such as compositing with carbon materials, polymer coating, and gel/polymer electrolytes. Therefore, all-solid-state lithium-sulfur batteries that offer improved safety and energy density can be expected to be futuristic batteries.

ジャーナルJournal of Power Sources
出版ステータスPublished - 2023 2月 28

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 再生可能エネルギー、持続可能性、環境
  • エネルギー工学および電力技術
  • 物理化学および理論化学
  • 電子工学および電気工学


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