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Special Issue "Electrode Materials for High Performance Sodium-ion Batteries"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Energy Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Yutaka Moritomo

Graduate School of Pure and Applied Science, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba 305-8577, Japan
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Interests: cathode material; annode material; crystal structure; local structure; phase transition; electronic state; in situ experiment; themal effect on voltage; pressure effect on voltage; calculation/simulation; phenomenological model; other topics on sodium-ion battery

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The sodium-ion secondary battery is a promising energy storage device at a low-cost. In order to create a high-performance and safe device, we should explore high-performance cathode and anode materials. To improve the rate and cycle properties of electrode materials, on the other hand, we first have to know what happens to them during charge and discharge processes. I believe that the advanced characterization, and in situ observations, are powerful tools for understanding the actual charge and discharge processes. In addition to the conventional experimental approaches for electrode materials, approaches based on the calculation are also welcome.

Prof. Dr. Yutaka Moritomo
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • cathode material
  • anode material
  • advanced characterization
  • in situ observation
  • calculation

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Open AccessFeature PaperCommunication Redox Activity of Sodium Vanadium Oxides towards Oxidation in Na Ion Batteries
Materials 2018, 11(6), 1021; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma11061021
Received: 31 May 2018 / Revised: 13 June 2018 / Accepted: 13 June 2018 / Published: 15 June 2018
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The search for new materials that could be used as electrode material for Na-ion batteries is one of the most challenging issues of today. Many transition metal oxide families as well as transition metal polyanionic frameworks have been proposed over the last five
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The search for new materials that could be used as electrode material for Na-ion batteries is one of the most challenging issues of today. Many transition metal oxide families as well as transition metal polyanionic frameworks have been proposed over the last five years. In this work, we report the sodium extraction from Na2V3O7, which is a tunnel type structure built of [V3O7]2− nanotubes held by sodium ions. We report a reversible charge capacity of 80 mAh/g at 2.8 V vs. Na+/Na due to the V5+/V4+ redox activity. No oxygen redox activity has been observed for this material nor for the vanadium (5+) oxide Na4V2O7. Full article
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