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Advances in Batteries for Medium and Large-Scale Energy Storage by T Lim, M Skyllas-Kazacos, C Menictas

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Chapter 5

Molten salt batteries for medium- and large-scale energy storage

X. Lu1 xiaochuan.lu@pnnl.gov; Z. Yang2    1 Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, USA2 UniEnergy Technologies, LLC, Mukilteo, WA, USA

Abstract

This chapter discusses two types of molten salt batteries, the sodium-sulfur (Na-S) battery and sodium-metal halide (ZEBRA) batteries. Both types are based on a β-alumina solid electrolyte and a molten sodium anode. This chapter first reviews the basic electrochemistry and materials for various battery components. It then describes performance of state-of-the-art batteries and future direction in materials development for these batteries.

Keywords

Molten salt batteries

β-Alumina solid electrolyte

Sodium anode ...

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