Carbon in Batteries: new review charts development curve

Could Carbon be a promising candidate for post-lithium batteries? The Journal Synthetic Metals has published a new review paper on the theme.

According to the abstract, the paper – “Carbon in lithium-ion and post-lithium-ion batteries: Recent features”, seeks to review and analyze the developments made during last few decades on the place of carbon in batteries. “First identified as an anode of interest in the form of graphite, carbon has also made a place for itself as conductive agent added during electrode formulation or also as buffer with electrochemical active oxide processing by conversion”, the authors report. “The focus is primarily on how to decrease the irreversibility of classical anode materials then how to increase its whole performance through nanostructures, mainly CNTs and graphene”.

According to Synthetic Metals Editor Dr. Emmanuel Flahaut, "Carbon-based materials occupy a very central place in the field of energy storage. Focusing on lithium-ion batteries, this review highlights the dual role that carbon will also play in the era of post-lithium battery materials, both as anode and as support for reversible cathode material. Recent works including in-operando measurements highlight the specific potential of carbon nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes and graphene for future high-rate anodes in all kinds of batteries."

If you’re interested in reading about this research, you can view the paper here.


“Carbon in lithium-ion and post-lithium-ion batteries: Recent features” – Y.Ahmad, M.Colin, C.Gervillie-Mouravieff, M.Dubois, K.Guérin

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