Globally, lithium ion batteries (LIBs) are leaders in the energy storage sector but there are concerns regarding load leveling of renewable energy sources as well as smart grids and limited availability of lithium resources resulting in cost increase. Therefore, sodium ion batteries (SIBs) are being researched as next-generation alternatives to LIBs due to their similar sustainability and electrochemistry. This book mainly focuses on the current research on electrode materials and proposes future directions for SIBs to meet the current challenges associated with the full cell aspect. Further, it provide insights into scientific and practical issues in the development of SIBs.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: INTRODUCTION FOR SODIUM ION BATTERIES
1.1. THE HISTORY OF THE SODIUM ION BATTERY
1.2. THE MAIN CHALLENGES FOR THE SODIUM ION BATTERIES
Chapter 2: ELECTROCHEMICAL REACTION MECHANISM IN SODIUM ION BATTERIES
2.2. KEY COMPONENTS AND COMMON TERMINOLOGIES
2.3. ELECTROCHEMICAL REACTION MECHANISM
Chapter 3: ANODE MATERIALS FOR SODIUM ION BATTERIES
3.2. INSERTION MATERIALS
3.3 CONVERSION ELECTRODE MATERIALS
3.4. ALLOYING REACTION MATERIALS
3.5. ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
Chapter 4: CATHODE MATERIALS FOR SODIUM ION BATTERIES
4.2. TRANSITION METAL OXIDES
4.3. TRANSITION-METAL FLUORIDES
4.4. POLYANION COMPOUNDS
4.5. CONCLUSIONS AND FUTURE OUTLOOK
Chapter 5: ELECTROLYTES, ADDITIVES AND BINDERS FOR SODIUM ION BATTERIES
Chapter 6: CURRENT CHALLENGES AND FUTURE PERSPECTIVES
6.2. CURRENT CHALLENGES
6.3. FUTURE PERSPECTIVES
Dr. Ranjusha Rajagopalan received her PhD in Physics with specialization in battery technology from University of Wollongong, Australia in the year 2017. She is currently working on functionalized organic/inorganic materials for developing high performance metal ion batteries, including sodium and potassium ion batteries at College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Central South University, China. She received her Master and Bachelor Degree in Physics from Calicut University, India.
Her research interests include enhancement of power and cycling performances of battery electrodes by designing novel materials and composites. As part of her collaborative research and exchange programs, she has worked in many foreign universities like Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; Sichuan University, China; and Pai Chai University, S. Korea. She is a recipient of several prestigious fellowships, which includes, postdoctoral international exchange program funding, China 2019-2021; Faculty Scholarship (Research and Innovation division) UOW, Australia, 2014; CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) Scholarship, India, 2012; MNRE (Ministry of New and Renewable Energy) Scholarship, India, 2011-2012; DST (Department of Science and Technology) Scholarship, India, 2010-2011. RRC (Resources Regional Center) Scholarship, South Korea, 2011. She has published over 34 journal research articles, 2 book chapters and 1 book and has filed 5 Indian patents in the areas of energy storage and generations.
Dr. Lei Zhang received his PhD in Physics with specialization in energy storage systems from University of Wollongong, Australia in the year 2017. He is currently working on symmetric electrodes for developing novel energy storage system at Centre for Clean Environment and Energy, Griffith University, Australia. He received his Master Degree in Qingdao University Science and Technology, China.
His research mainly focuses on the improvement of cycling performances of silicon-based lithium ion battery by the introduction of the porous structure and conductive coatings. He has published over 25 research articles as the first or corresponding author. He is also the reviewers of the relevant journals, including the ACS Nano, Nano Energy and ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.