Oxygen Vacancy Engineering in Tin(IV) Oxide Based Anode Materials toward Advanced Sodium-Ion Batteries

Dingtao Ma, Yongliang Li, Peixin Zhang, Zhiqun Lin

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A high theoretical capacity of approximately 1400 mA h g−1 makes SnO2 a promising anode material for sodium-ion batteries (SIBs). However, large volume expansion, poor intrinsic conductivity, and sluggish reaction kinetics have greatly hindered its practical application. The controlled creation of oxygen vacancy (OV) defects allows the intrinsic properties of SnO2 to be effectively modulated, but related work concerning SIBs is still lacking. In this Minireview, the mechanism of failure of SnO2 electrodes is discussed and an overview of recent progress in the general synthesis of OV-containing SnO2 materials and the feasible detection of OVs in SnO2 is presented. The use of OV-containing SnO2-based anode materials in SIBs is also reviewed. Finally, challenges and future opportunities to engineer OVs for semiconductor oxides are examined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3693-3703
Number of pages11
Issue number21
StatePublished - 9 Nov 2018

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was financially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 51774203), Shenzhen Science and Technology Project Program (Nos. KQJSCX20170327151152722 and JCYJ20160422112012739), and the Natural Science Foundation of SZU (No. 827-000039) and the Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection Industry Development Special Fund of Shenzhen.

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© 2018 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim


  • anode materials
  • batteries
  • conducting materials
  • electrochemistry
  • tin


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