Nano Research

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Nanostructured Na-ion and Li-ion anodes for battery application: A comparative overview


nanomaterials, sodium-ion batteries, lithium-ion batteries, anodes, nanostructured materials


ABSTRACT This paper offers a comprehensive overview on the role of nanostructures in the development of advanced anode materials for application in both lithium and sodium-ion batteries. In particular, this review highlights the differences between the two chemistries, the critical effect of nanosize on the electrode performance, as well as the routes to exploit the inherent potential of nanostructures to achieve high specific energy at the anode, enhance the rate capability, and obtain a long cycle life. Furthermore, it gives an overview of nanostructured sodium- and lithium-based anode materials, and presents a critical analysis of the advantages and issues associated with the use of nanotechnology.

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Tsinghua University Press