Special Issue "Advanced Electrode Materials for High-Performance Sodium-Ion Batteries"
A special issue of Batteries (ISSN 2313-0105). This special issue belongs to the section "Battery Materials and Interfaces: Anode, Cathode, Separators and Electrolytes or Others".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 June 2024 | Viewed by 10370
Interests: sodium-ion batteries; separators; interphases and interfaces; cathode materials; anode materials; energy storage materials
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Interests: energy storage material; electrochemistry; sodium-ion battery; solid-state battery
Grid-scale energy storage systems with low cost and high performance are needed to meet the requirements of sustainable energy systems. Sodium-ion batteries have attracted great attention in recent years due to their low cost, wide abundance of sodium resources, and similar chemical/electrochemical properties to well-established lithium-ion batteries. The past decade has witnessed the renaissance and rapid development of sodium-ion batteries. Additionally, tremendous efforts have been made to explore different components such as cathode materials, anode materials, and electrolytes for sodium-ion batteries, and their chemical and electrochemical properties have been comprehensively investigated by various experimental techniques and computational methods.
Though significant advances have been achieved, further improvements are still required in terms of energy/power density and long cyclic stability for commercialization of sodium-ion batteries. With the growing interest from both academic and industrial battery communities, we believe more inspiring work will emerge to facilitate the commercialization of sodium-ion batteries with a low cost and long life span for large-scale energy storage applications in the future.
Despite recent advances in sodium-ion battery technology, discoveries and further improvements are still required. In this Special Issue, we are looking for contributions about advanced electrode materials and electrolytes for sodium-ion batteries. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: high-energy electrode materials, advanced electrolytes and salts, aqueous sodium-ion batteries, battery design and commercialization, battery failure mechanisms, electrochemical performance enhancement, mechanism study, interfaces and interphases study, binders, sodium anodes, and computational methods. We also encourage the submission of reviews and perspectives on the development of sodium-ion batteries.
Prof. Dr. Weihua Chen
Prof. Dr. Mingzhe Chen
Prof. Dr. Yongjin Fang
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Title: Recent Advances on Low-Co and Co-Free High Entropy Layered Oxide Cathodes for Lithium-ion Batteries
Authors: Binkai Yu; Yuqiu Wang; Jiaqi Li; Yuqin Jin; Zixin Liang; Limin Zhou; Mingzhe Chen
Affiliation: School of Energy and Power Engineering, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing 210094, China
Abstract: As the price of the precious metal cobalt continues to rise, there is an urgent need for a cobalt-free or low-cobalt electrode material to reduce the cost of lithium-ion batteries, which are widely used commercially, while maintaining their performance as much as possible. With the introduction of the new concept of high entropy materials into the battery field, low cobalt and cobalt free high entropy novel lithium-ion batteries have attracted great attention. It possesses important research value to use high entropy materials to reduce the use of cobalt metal in electrode materials. In this perspective, the comparison between the new cathode materials of low cobalt and cobalt-free high entropy lithium-ion battery and traditional cathode materials and the latest progress in maintaining structural stability and conductivity are introduced. It is believed that low cobalt and cobalt-free and high entropy layered oxides can be used to replace the function of cobalt in the cathode materials of lithium-ion batteries. Finally, the future research directions and synthesis method of high entropy cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries are also discussed.