Revolutionizing Energy Storage: The Resurgence of Calcium-Based Batteries

Chi Wang
  • 2 min read

Learn about the latest advancements in calcium-based batteries, a promising sustainable alternative to lithium-ion technology.

A metallic cube with "Ca" symbol, atomic number 20, and atomic mass 40.078 represents the element Calcium, placed on a dark, textured surface.

Lithium has dominated the field of battery for decades and scientists are persistently working on developing cheaper and more sustainable battery technologies. Options such as sodium-, potassium-, and magnesium-based batteries are popular candidates and commercialization is underway. However, when it comes to abundance and cost, calcium has the highest potential to be the future star of battery technology.

The concept of calcium-based batteries first got scientists’ attention around the 1960’s but then got shelved due to the technology difficulties. Some recent research breakthroughs, however, have rekindled the idea, which soon attracted significant interest from the scientific community.

Explore exciting research articles on calcium-based batteries from ACS journals

The Promise of Calcium Batteries: Open Perspectives and Fair Comparisons
Ian D. Hosein*
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.1c00593

Plating and Stripping Calcium Metal in Potassium Hexafluorophosphate Electrolyte toward a Stable Hybrid Solid Electrolyte Interphase
Paul Alexis Chando, Jacob Matthew Shellhamer, Elizabeth Wall, Wenlin He, and Ian Dean Hosein*
DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.3c00098

A Heterogeneous Oxide Enables Reversible Calcium Electrodeposition for a Calcium Battery
Scott A. McClary, Daniel M. Long, Ana Sanz-Matias, Paul G. Kotula, David Prendergast, Katherine L. Jungjohann, and Kevin R. Zavadil*
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.2c01443

Efficacy of Stabilizing Calcium Battery Electrolytes through Salt-Directed Coordination Change
Nathan T. Hahn*, Scott A. McClary, Alan T. Landers, and Kevin R. Zavadil*
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.2c02587

Long-Cycle-Life Calcium Battery with a High-Capacity Conversion Cathode Enabled by a Ca2+/Li+ Hybrid Electrolyte
Zhen Meng*, Adam Reupert, Yushu Tang, Zhenyou Li, Guruprakash Karkera, Liping Wang, Ananyo Roy, Thomas Diemant, Maximilian Fichtner, and Zhirong Zhao-Karger*
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.2c11337

Impact of Differential Ca2+ Coordination in Borohydride-Based Electrolyte Blends on Calcium Electrochemistry and SEI Formation
Aaron M. Melemed, Dhyllan A. Skiba, Katherine J. Steinberg, Kyeong-Ho Kim, and Betar M. Gallant*
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.3c03800

Effect of Salt Concentration on the Interfacial Solvation Structure and Early Stage of Solid–Electrolyte Interphase Formation in Ca(BH4)2/THF for Ca Batteries
Zhenzhen Yang*, Noel J. Leon, Chen Liao, Brian J. Ingram, and Lynn Trahey*
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.3c01606

Operando Synchrotron X-ray Diffraction in Calcium Batteries: Insights into the Redox Activity of 1D Ca3CoMO6 (M = Co and Mn)
A.P. Black, D. Monti, C. Frontera, D. S. Tchitchekova, R. G. Houdeville, F. Fauth, and M.R. Palacin*
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.1c01343

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