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Better lithium-ion batteries with nanocable-like electrode materials

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Lithium-ion battery constitutes one of the most popular energy sources which powers current electronic instruments. It is also a promising candidate to be used in future electric devices. To fulfil its potential in future battery market, the better properties of lithium-ion batteries, e.g., higher capacity, better rate performance, are undoubtedly required. The development of nanotechnology has greatly advanced the frontier of lithium-ion battery research. Recently, it was realized that the application of nanocable-like structure in the design of electrodes can significantly improve the properties of lithium-ion batteries. Here we give an overiew of the design, synthesis, and applications of such structures in lithium-ion batteries and highlight some of the latest achievements in this area. It is exciting that the future of lithium-ion batteries is quite bright in view of the high specific capacity, much improved rate performance, as well as superior cycling stability brought by the nanocable-like electrode materials.

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The article was received on 22 Oct 2010, accepted on 23 Dec 2010 and first published on 09 Mar 2011

Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C0EE00583E
Citation: Energy Environ. Sci., 2011,4, 1634-1642
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    Better lithium-ion batteries with nanocable-like electrode materials

    F. Cao, Y. Guo and L. Wan, Energy Environ. Sci., 2011, 4, 1634
    DOI: 10.1039/C0EE00583E

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