Special Issue "Nanostructured Cathode and Anode Materials: Synthesis and Applications"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Nina V. Kosova
Guest Editor
Institute of Solid State Chemistry and Mechanochemistry SB RAS, 18 Kutateladze, 630128 Novosibirsk, Russia
Interests: Mechanochemical synthesis and characterization of cathode, anode and electrolyte materials for rechargeable lithium and sodium batteries

Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

Nanostructured materials are currently of interest for lithium ion storage devices because of their high surface area, porosity, etc. These characteristics make it possible to introduce new active reactions, to decrease the path ways for Li ion transport, to reduce the specific surface current rate, and to improve stability and specific capacity. The development of next-generation energy storage devices with high power and high energy density is the key to the success of electric and hybrid electric vehicles, which are expected to partially replace conventional vehicles and help address air pollution and climate change. These energy storage technologies will rely on innovative materials science, i.e. developing electrode materials capable of being charged and discharged at high current rates. Of course, there are some disadvantages, such as a more complex synthesis process for the nanomaterials, which will increase the cost of lithium ion batteries. Therefore, the next challenge will be to develop simple synthesis methods for large-scale production of nanostructured active electrode materials.

Prof. Dr. Nina V. Kosova
Guest Editor

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  • Nanostructured electrode materials
  • Solid-state synthesis methods
  • Mechanochemical synthesis methods
  • Solution synthesis methods
  • Unconventional synthesis methods
  • Zero-dimensional nanostructured electrode materials: nanoparticles
  • One-dimensional nanostructured electrode materials: nanowires and nanorods
  • Two-dimensional nanostructured electrode materials: thin films
  • Three-dimensional nanostructured electrode materials
  • Composite nanostructured electrode materials
  • Carbon-based nanomaterials
  • Size-dependent properties
  • Mechanism of Li (de)intercalation in nanostructured electrode materials
  • In situ investigations

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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