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Electrolyte design strategies and research progress for room-temperature sodium-ion batteries

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Electrolyte design or functional development is very effective at promoting the performance of sodium-ion batteries, which are attractive for electrochemical energy storage devices due to abundant sodium resources and low cost. This review discusses recent advances on electrolytes for sodium-ion batteries and comprehensive electrolyte design strategies for various materials systems as well as functional applications. The discussion is divided into three electrolyte types: liquid, solid state, and gel state. Liquid electrolytes are further divided into different solvent types, including organic carbonate ester, ether, ionic liquid, and water. Solid-state electrolytes also contain two types: solid polymer and glass–ceramic composite. The challenges and prospects of electrolytes for sodium-ion batteries are discussed as well.

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Submitted
23 Feb 2017
Accepted
18 Apr 2017
First published
18 Apr 2017

Energy Environ. Sci., 2017,10, 1075-1101
Article type
Review Article

Electrolyte design strategies and research progress for room-temperature sodium-ion batteries

H. Che, S. Chen, Y. Xie, H. Wang, K. Amine, X. Liao and Z. Ma, Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, 10, 1075
DOI: 10.1039/C7EE00524E

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