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Electrospinning of Nanofibers for Energy Applications

by Guiru Sun 1,2, Liqun Sun 1,2, Haiming Xie 1,2,* and Jia Liu 1,2,*
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Institute of Functional Materials, Faculty of Chemistry, Northeast Normal University, Changchun 130024, China
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National & Local United Engineering Lab for Power Battery, Northeast Normal University, Changchun 130024, China
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Academic Editor: Sara Cavaliere
Nanomaterials 2016, 6(7), 129; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano6070129
Received: 29 April 2016 / Revised: 9 June 2016 / Accepted: 22 June 2016 / Published: 2 July 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Electrospinning of Nanofibres for Energy Applications)
With global concerns about the shortage of fossil fuels and environmental issues, the development of efficient and clean energy storage devices has been drastically accelerated. Nanofibers are used widely for energy storage devices due to their high surface areas and porosities. Electrospinning is a versatile and efficient fabrication method for nanofibers. In this review, we mainly focus on the application of electrospun nanofibers on energy storage, such as lithium batteries, fuel cells, dye-sensitized solar cells and supercapacitors. The structure and properties of nanofibers are also summarized systematically. The special morphology of nanofibers prepared by electrospinning is significant to the functional materials for energy storage. View Full-Text
Keywords: electrospinning; nanofibers; lithium-based batteries; fuel cells; dye-sensitized solar cells; supercapacitors electrospinning; nanofibers; lithium-based batteries; fuel cells; dye-sensitized solar cells; supercapacitors
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Sun, G.; Sun, L.; Xie, H.; Liu, J. Electrospinning of Nanofibers for Energy Applications. Nanomaterials 2016, 6, 129.

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