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Title: Hetero-nanostructured materials for high-power lithium ion batteries

The development of high technology electrical devices increased the importance of higher power density or higher capacity at high current density. Especially, rapid charge/discharge issues remain problematic for electric vehicle commercialization. After extensive investigation, researchers introduced hetero-nanostructured materials to the field of lithium ion batteries (LIBs), aiming to enhance the power density or improve the capacity at high current density and life cycle capability. Hetero-nanostructured materials consist of current collectors and directly attached active nanomaterials. Carbon, carbon nanotube (CNT), graphene, Nickel (Ni), Copper (Cu) and Aluminum (Al) were used for current collector, aiming to improve the electron transfer and the cyclability, due to high electrical conductivity and superior buffering effects. Also, Hetero-nanostructure can produce a favorable lithium diffusion condition by creating a lithium diffusion pathway. This work presents an explanation of important factors for high power density or high capacity at high current density. It summarizes the capacity of electrode materials at high current density, including structural descriptions and material types.
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  1. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States). Physical and Computational Sciences Directorate
  2. Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA (United States). Dept. of Chemical and Biological Engineering
  3. Ningbo Polytechnic, Ningbo (China). Chemical Engineering College
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 0021-9797; PII: S0021979718306738
Grant/Contract Number:
2017A610025; AC0576RL01830
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 529; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0021-9797
Research Org:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE; Natural Science Foundation of Ningbo (China)
Country of Publication:
United States
25 ENERGY STORAGE; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; Hetero-nanostructured materials; High-power density; Lithium ion batteries
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