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Title: Hydrogels enable future smart batteries
Authors: Yang, Peihua
Yang, Jin-Lin
Liu, Kang
Fan, Hong Jin
Keywords: Science::Physics
Issue Date: 2022
Source: Yang, P., Yang, J., Liu, K. & Fan, H. J. (2022). Hydrogels enable future smart batteries. ACS Nano, 16(10), 15528-15536.
Project: RG 85/20
Journal: ACS Nano
Abstract: The growing trend of intelligent devices ranging from wearables and soft robots to artificial intelligence has set a high demand for smart batteries. Hydrogels provide opportunities for smart batteries to self-adjust their functions according to the operation conditions. Despite the progress in hydrogel-based smart batteries, a gap remains between the designable functions of diverse hydrogels and the expected performance of batteries. In this Perspective, we first briefly introduce the fundamentals of hydrogels, including formation, structure, and characteristics of the internal water and ions. Batteries that operate under unusual mechanical and temperature conditions enabled by hydrogels are highlighted. Challenges and opportunities for further development of hydrogels are outlined to propose future research in smart batteries toward all-climate power sources and intelligent wearables.
ISSN: 1936-0851
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.2c07468
Rights: This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in ACS Nano, copyright © 2022 American Chemical Society, after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see
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