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Recent Advances and Perspectives of Carbon-Based Nanostructures as Anode Materials for Li-ion Batteries

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Arts, King Abdulaziz University, Rabigh, 21911 Rabigh, Saudi Arabia
Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Chang Gung University, Guishan, Taoyuan 33302, Taiwan
Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou-33305, Taiwan
Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Yuan Ze University, Chungli, Taoyuan-32003, Taiwan
Nanotechnology & Catalysis Research Centre, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur-50603, Malaysia
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Arts and Promising Centre for Sensors and Electronic Devices, Najran University, Najran 11001, Saudi Arabia
Department of Chemistry, School of Science, Sandip University, Trimbak Road, Mahiravani, Nashik, Maharashtra 422213, India
Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, King Khalid University, Abha -61421, Saudi Arabia
Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Al-Azhar University, Assiut 71524, Egypt
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Materials 2019, 12(8), 1229;
Received: 14 December 2018 / Revised: 4 April 2019 / Accepted: 8 April 2019 / Published: 15 April 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advanced Functional Nanomaterials and Their Applications)
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Rechargeable batteries are attractive power storage equipment for a broad diversity of applications. Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are widely used the superior rechargeable battery in portable electronics. The increasing needs in portable electronic devices require improved Li-ion batteries with excellent results over many discharge-recharge cycles. One important approach to ensure the electrodes’ integrity is by increasing the storage capacity of cathode and anode materials. This could be achieved using nanoscale-sized electrode materials. In the article, we review the recent advances and perspectives of carbon nanomaterials as anode material for Lithium-ion battery applications. The first section of the review presents the general introduction, industrial use, and working principles of Li-ion batteries. It also demonstrates the advantages and disadvantages of nanomaterials and challenges to utilize nanomaterials for Li-ion battery applications. The second section of the review describes the utilization of various carbon-based nanomaterials as anode materials for Li-ion battery applications. The last section presents the conclusion and future directions. View Full-Text
Keywords: Li-ion batteries; an anode; carbon-based nanomaterials Li-ion batteries; an anode; carbon-based nanomaterials

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Roselin, L.S.; Juang, R.-S.; Hsieh, C.-T.; Sagadevan, S.; Umar, A.; Selvin, R.; Hegazy, H.H. Recent Advances and Perspectives of Carbon-Based Nanostructures as Anode Materials for Li-ion Batteries. Materials 2019, 12, 1229.

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