Nanomaterials for electrochemical energy storage

Nian Liu, Weiyang Li, Mauro Pasta, Yi Cui

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The development of nanotechnology in the past two decades has generated great capability of controlling materials at the nanometer scale and has enabled exciting opportunities to design materials with desirable electronic, ionic, photonic, and mechanical properties. This development has also contributed to the advance in energy storage, which is a critical technology in this century. In this article, we will review how the rational design of nanostructured materials has addressed the challenges of batteries and electrochemical capacitors and led to high-performance electrochemical energy storage devices. Four specific material systems will be discussed: i) nanostructured alloy anodes for Li-batteries, ii) nanostructured sulfur cathodes for Li-batteries, iii) nanoporous openframework battery electrodes, and iv) nanostructured electrodes for electrochemical capacitors.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)323-350
Number of pages28
JournalFrontiers of Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Feb 16 2014
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2022-06-07
Acknowledgements: Y. Cui acknowledges the funding support from US Department of Energy, Global Climate and Energy Projects at Stanford University, US Office of Naval Research and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology over the years. M. Pasta acknowledges the support of the Oronzio and Nic-colò De Nora Foundation.
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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