Functional Polymer Materials for Advanced Lithium Metal Batteries: A Review and Perspective

Ting Ma, Xiuyun Ren, Liang Hu, Wanming Teng, Xiaohu Wang, Guanglei Wu, Jun Liu, Ding Nan, Xiaoliang Yu

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Lithium metal batteries (LMBs) are promising next-generation battery technologies with high energy densities. However, lithium dendrite growth during charge/discharge results in severe safety issues and poor cycling performance, which hinders their wide applications. The rational design and application of functional polymer materials in LMBs are of crucial importance to boost their electrochemical performances, especially the cycling stability. In this review, recent advances of advanced polymer materials are examined for boosting the stability and cycle life of LMBs as different components including artificial solid electrolyte interface (SEI) and functional interlayers between the separator and lithium metal anode. Thereafter, the research progress in the design of advanced polymer electrolytes will be analyzed for LMBs. At last, the major challenges and key perspectives will be discussed for the future development of functional polymers in LMBs.

Original languageEnglish
Article number3452
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2022


  • battery
  • polymer
  • review

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics


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