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Phosphorus-based materials for high-performance rechargeable batteries

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Lithium/sodium ion secondary batteries are an ideal power source for electric vehicles, portable electronic devices and energy storage devices, and recent studies have found that they are more environmentally friendly than other batteries. Innovative research on new electrode materials is the foundation for the development of neoteric high-performance batteries. Phosphorus offers a high theoretical specific capacity and is naturally abundant, thus making it utilizable in electrode materials. At present, however, our understanding of phosphorous materials is deficient, which hinders its widespread development and application, especially in the area of energy storage. To address this issue, the properties of P allotropes have been reviewed in this work. We introduce the recent development of P as an electrode material for energy storage, including the preparation of composite materials and the influence of the structure of the material on its electrochemical properties, among others. Furthermore, this review highlights that distinct P structures modulate the electrochemical properties of the material. Finally, we present a vision of the future development of phosphorous materials in the energy storage field.

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The article was received on 05 Apr 2017, accepted on 25 Jun 2017 and first published on 12 Jul 2017

Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7QI00184C
Citation: Inorg. Chem. Front., 2017,4, 1424-1444
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    Phosphorus-based materials for high-performance rechargeable batteries

    X. Qin, B. Yan, J. Yu, J. Jin, Y. Tao, C. Mu, S. Wang, H. Xue and H. Pang, Inorg. Chem. Front., 2017, 4, 1424
    DOI: 10.1039/C7QI00184C

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