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Materials 2009, 2(3), 1205-1238; doi:10.3390/ma2031205
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Novel Nanocomposite Materials for Advanced Li-Ion Rechargeable Batteries

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Department of Mechanical Engineering, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
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Received: 12 August 2009 / Revised: 30 August 2009 / Accepted: 2 September 2009 / Published: 3 September 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Composite Materials)
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Abstract

Nanostructured materials lie at the heart of fundamental advances in efficient energy storage and/or conversion, in which surface processes and transport kinetics play determining roles. Nanocomposite materials will have a further enhancement in properties compared to their constituent phases. This Review describes some recent developments of nanocomposite materials for high-performance Li-ion rechargeable batteries, including carbon-oxide nanocomposites, polymer-oxide nanocomposites, metal-oxide nanocomposites, and silicon-based nanocomposites, etc. The major goal of this Review is to highlight some new progress in using these nanocomposite materials as electrodes to develop Li-ion rechargeable batteries with high energy density, high rate capability, and excellent cycling stability.
Keywords: lithium-ion battery; nanocomposites; cathode; anode lithium-ion battery; nanocomposites; cathode; anode
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