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The role of nanotechnology in the development of battery materials for electric vehicles

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Abstract

A significant amount of battery research and development is underway, both in academia and industry, to meet the demand for electric vehicle applications. When it comes to designing and fabricating electrode materials, nanotechnology-based approaches have demonstrated numerous benefits for improved energy and power density, cyclability and safety. In this Review, we offer an overview of nanostructured materials that are either already commercialized or close to commercialization for hybrid electric vehicle applications, as well as those under development with the potential to meet the requirements for long-range electric vehicles.

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  • 14 December 2016

    In the original version of this Review Article Feng Pan's affiliation should have read: 'School of Advanced Materials, Peking University, Shenzhen Graduate School, Shenzhen 518055, PR China'. This has been updated in the online versions of the Review.

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This work was supported by the US Department of Energy under Contract DE-AC0206CH11357 with the main support provided by the Vehicle Technologies Office, Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). We also acknowledge support from the Chinese Electric Power Research Institute (CEPRI).

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  1. Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439, USA

    • Jun Lu
    • , Zonghai Chen
    •  & Khalil Amine
  2. Institute of Electrochemical and Energy Technology, Department of Chemical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China

    • Zifeng Ma
  3. School of Advanced Materials, Peking University, Shenzhen Graduate School, Shenzhen 518055, PR China

    • Feng Pan
  4. Material Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439, USA

    • Larry A. Curtiss

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