Flexible High-Energy Polymer-Electrolyte-Based Rechargeable Zinc-Air Batteries

Jing Fu, Dong Un Lee, Fathy Mohamed Hassan, Zhengyu Bai, Moon Gyu Park, Zhongwei Chen

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A thin-film, flexible, and rechargeable zinc-air battery having high energy density is reported particularly for emerging portable and wearable electronic applications. This freeform battery design is the first demonstrated by sandwiching a porous-gelled polymer electrolyte with a freestanding zinc film and a bifunctional catalytic electrode film. The flexibility of both the electrode films and polymer electrolyte membrane gives great freedom in tailoring the battery geometry and performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5617-5622
Number of pages6
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number37
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • flexible zinc-air batteries
  • polymer electrolytes
  • rechargeable
  • solid state
  • wearable

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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