Nanostructured materials for sodium-ion batteries

Lin Chen, Brij Kishore, Emma Kendrick*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Sodium-ion batteries (NIBs) offer opportunities in terms of low-cost and highly abundant materials. For extending the lifetime of the batteries in addition to high energy and power, the electrodes and their components are often engineered into composites that contain a variety of nanoparticles and pores. These nano-enabled materials and electrode design stabilize the structural and electrochemical energy storage activity of Na-ion cells by shortening the diffusion length, improving electrical contacts, and providing a mechanical buffer to compensate for the volume change during sodiation and desodation. In this chapter, we have evaluated NIBs sustainability and nanostructuring of active materials. Although there are certain advantages and drawbacks to using nanomaterials in energy storage systems, we have looked at the benefits provided by nanostructured materials, electrode designs, and the prospect for further development of enhanced NIBs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNanomaterials for Electrochemical Energy Storage
Subtitle of host publicationChallenges and Opportunities
EditorsRinaldo Raccichini, Ulderico Ulissi
PublisherElsevier (Singapore) Pte Ltd
Number of pages33
ISBN (Electronic)9780128214367
ISBN (Print)9780128214343
Publication statusPublished - 23 Nov 2021

Publication series

NameFrontiers of Nanoscience
ISSN (Print)1876-2778
ISSN (Electronic)1876-276X

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  • Anode
  • Cathode
  • Electrode design
  • Nanostructure
  • Sodium-ion batteries

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)


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