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Journal of Electrochemistry ›› 2016, Vol. 22 ›› Issue (5): 464-476.doi: 10.13208/j.electrochem.160542

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Micro/Nano-Structured Electrode Materials for Sodium-Ion Batteries

YUAN Shuang 1,2 *, ZHU Yun-hai2, WANG Sai2, SUN Tao2, ZHANG Xin-bo2, WANG Qiang1   

  1. 1. Key Laboratory of Electromagnetic Processing of Materials (Ministry of Education), College of Metallurgy, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110819, China; 2. Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun 130022, China
  • Received:2016-05-05 Revised:2016-06-01 Online:2016-10-28 Published:2016-06-08
  • Contact: YUAN Shuang E-mail:yuanshuang@ciac.ac.cn

Abstract:

Sodium has similar physics and chemical properties to lithium, alternatively, sodium (Na)-ion batteries have again aroused a great deal of interest recently, particularly for large-scale stationary energy storage applications due to the practically infinite sodium resources and low cost. However, the technics and materials for Na-ion batteries are immature. Therefore, development of advanced anode and cathode materials for Na-ion batteries is urgently desired but remains a great challenge. This paper briefly reviews some recent progresses in this field, addressing the morphology effects, as well as functions of carbon composite materials toward Na-ion batteries. Several electrode materials with micro/nano-structures based on the work of the authors are highlighted for illustration.

Key words: sodium-ion batteries, micro/nano-materials, cathode materials, anode materials

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