Recent developments in centrifugally spun composite fibers and their performance as anode materials for lithium-ion and sodium-ion batteries

Roberto Orrostieta Chavez, Timothy P. Lodge, Mataz Alcoutlabi

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Abstract

Nanofibers (NFs) and composite NFs have been widely used as electrode and separator materials in lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) and sodium-ion batteries (SIBs) due to their high surface-area-to-volume ratio and versatility of their morphologies. The majority of carbon-fibers (CFs) anodes have been prepared by electrospinning and subsequent thermal treatment. Nevertheless, the low fiber yield and safety hazards associated with this method have raised concerns and limited the commercialization of composite CF anodes. Fiber and nanofiber processing methods such as centrifugal spinning can overcome low productivity and eliminate the use of a high voltage to produce fibers. In the present work, centrifugally spun fibers with alloying, transition metal oxides, and transition metal sulfite-based materials are presented and discussed for potential use as anode materials in LIBs and SIBs. Emphasis is given on the centrifugal spinning process and its effects on fiber formation, morphology, and structure of these nanocomposite anodes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number115024
Pages (from-to)115024
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering B: Solid-State Materials for Advanced Technology
Volume266
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2021

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was supported by National Science Foundation (NSF) PREM award under grant No. DMR-1523577: UTRGV-UMN Partnership for Fostering Innovation by Bridging Excellence in Research and Student Success. Part of this work was carried out in the College of Science and Engineering Characterization Facility, University of Minnesota, which has received capital equipment funding from the NSF through the UMN MRSEC program under Award Number DMR-2011401.

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© 2021 Elsevier B.V.

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