Tailored Carbon Anodes Derived from Biomass for Sodium-Ion Storage

Sodium-ion batteries are emerging as an alternative energy storage system for lithium-ion batteries because of the abundance and low cost of sodium

Kyungho Kim; Daw Gen Lim; Chang Wan Han; Sebastian Osswald; Volkan Ortalan; Jeffrey P. Youngblood; Vilas G. Pol

2017

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  • Sodium-ion batteries are emerging as an alternative energy storage system for lithium-ion batteries because of the abundance and low cost of sodium
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  • Various carbon-based anode materials have been investigated in order to improve sodium battery performance and cycle life
  • Because of its abundance and high porosity, pistachio shell was selected as the primary carbon source, and carbonization temperatures ranged from 700 to 1500 °C
  • Our initial results obtained from carbonized pistachio shell suggest that sufficient electrochemical performance may be obtained from biowaste materials, offering new pathways for sustainable electro-mobility and other battery applications
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