Germanium-Based Nanomaterials for Rechargeable Batteries

Songping Wu, Cuiping Han, James Iocozzia, Mingjia Lu, Rongyun Ge, Rui Xu, Zhiqun Lin

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Abstract

Germanium-based nanomaterials have emerged as important candidates for next-generation energy-storage devices owing to their unique chemical and physical properties. In this Review, we provide a review of the current state-of-the-art in germanium-based materials design, synthesis, processing, and application in battery technology. The most recent advances in the area of Ge-based nanocomposite electrode materials and electrolytes for solid-state batteries are summarized. The limitations of Ge-based materials for energy-storage applications are discussed, and potential research directions are also presented with an emphasis on commercial products and theoretical investigations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7898-7922
Number of pages25
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume55
Issue number28
DOIs
StatePublished - 4 Jul 2016

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Publisher Copyright:
© 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim

Keywords

  • conducting materials
  • electrochemistry
  • energy conversion
  • germanium
  • rechargeable batteries

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