Complex hydrides for electrochemical energy storage

Atsushi Unemoto, Motoaki Matsuo, Shin Ichi Orimo

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Complex hydrides have energy storage-related functions such as i) solid-state hydrogen storage, ii) electrochemical Li storage, and iii) fast Li- and Na-ionic conductions. Here, recent progress on the development of fast Li-ionic conductors based on the complex hydrides is reported. The validity of using them as electrolytes in all-solid-state lithium rechargeable batteries is also examined. Not only coated oxides but also bare sulfides are found to be applicable as positive electrode active materials. Results related to fast Na-ionic conductivity in the complex hydrides are presented. In the last section, the future prospects for battery assemblies with high-energy densities, and Mg ion batteries with the liquid and the solid-state electrolytes are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2267-2279
Number of pages13
JournalAdvanced Functional Materials
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Apr 23


  • complex hydrides
  • ionic conductors
  • rechargeable batteries

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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