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Appl. Sci. 2017, 7(7), 731; doi:10.3390/app7070731

A Review on Nanocomposite Materials for Rechargeable Li-ion Batteries

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Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Kingsville, TX 78363, USA
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Department of Physics, Florida Polytechnic University, 4700 Research Way, Lakeland, FL 33805, USA
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Clean Energy Research Center, College of Engineering, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33620, USA
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Academic Editor: Carlo Casari
Received: 15 June 2017 / Revised: 8 July 2017 / Accepted: 12 July 2017 / Published: 17 July 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Clean Energy and Fuel (Hydrogen) Storage)
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Li-ion batteries are the key enabling technology in portable electronics applications, and such batteries are also getting a foothold in mobile platforms and stationary energy storage technologies recently. To accelerate the penetration of Li-ion batteries in these markets, safety, cost, cycle life, energy density and rate capability of the Li-ion batteries should be improved. The Li-ion batteries in use today take advantage of the composite materials already. For instance, cathode, anode and separator are all composite materials. However, there is still plenty of room for advancing the Li-ion batteries by utilizing nanocomposite materials. By manipulating the Li-ion battery materials at the nanoscale, it is possible to achieve unprecedented improvement in the material properties. After presenting the current status and the operating principles of the Li-ion batteries briefly, this review discusses the recent developments in nanocomposite materials for cathode, anode, binder and separator components of the Li-ion batteries. View Full-Text
Keywords: Li-ion batteries; nanocomposite materials; cathode; anode; binder; separator Li-ion batteries; nanocomposite materials; cathode; anode; binder; separator
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Demirocak, D.E.; Srinivasan, S.S.; Stefanakos, E.K. A Review on Nanocomposite Materials for Rechargeable Li-ion Batteries. Appl. Sci. 2017, 7, 731.

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