A high-energy-density mixed-aprotic-aqueous sodium-air cell with a ceramic separator and a porous carbon electrode

Feng Liang, Katsuro Hayashi

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A mixed aqueous/aprotic Na-air cell that works at room temperature has been fabricated and its discharge properties have been examined experimentally as a primary cell. A dense Na3Zr2Si2PO12 ceramic with an ionic conductivity of 1.3 × 10-3 S·Ecm-1 at 25°C and a porous electrode containing Mn3O4 catalyzed carbon are used as a solid electrolyte separator and an air electrode, respectively. This cell gives a maximum output power density of 21 mW·Ecm-2 at 25°C, which is one of the best results among alkali metal-air cells reported to date. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy reveals that a reduction in ohmic resistivity of the ceramic separator is now crucial for a further increase in power density.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)A1215-A1219
JournalJournal of the Electrochemical Society
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electrochemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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