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A review of the use of gpes in zinc-based batteries. A step closer to wearable electronic gadgets and smart textiles

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Polymers
  • Volumen: 12
  • Número: 12
  • Fecha: 01 December 2020
  • Páginas: 1-79
  • ISSN: 20734360
  • Source Type: Journal
  • DOI: 10.3390/polym12122812
  • Document Type: Review
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
© 2020 by the authors.With the flourish of flexible and wearable electronics gadgets, the need for flexible power sources has become essential. The growth of this increasingly diverse range of devices boosted the necessity to develop materials for such flexible power sources such as secondary batteries, fuel cells, supercapacitors, sensors, dye-sensitized solar cells, etc. In that context, comprehensives studies on flexible conversion and energy storage devices have been released for other technologies such Liion standing out the importance of the research done lately in GPEs (gel polymer electrolytes) for energy conversion and storage. However, flexible zinc batteries have not received the attention they deserve within the flexible batteries field, which are destined to be one of the high rank players in the wearable devices future market. This review presents an extensive overview of the most notable or prominent gel polymeric materials, including biobased polymers, and zinc chemistries as well as its practical or functional implementation in flexible wearable devices. The ultimate aim is to highlight zinc-based batteries as power sources to fill a segment of the world flexible batteries future market.

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