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Smart materials for energy storage in Li-ion batteries

1 Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ. Paris6, PHENIX, UMR 8234, 4 place Jussieu, 75005 Paris, France
2 Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ. Paris6, IMPMC, 4 place Jussieu, 75005 Paris, France
3 National Research Centre, Inorganic Chemistry Department, 33 El Bohouth St., (former El Tahrir St.), Dokki-Giza 12622, Egypt
4 Energy Storage and Conversion, Research Institute of Hydro-Québec, Varennes, Québec, J3X 1S1 Canada

Topical Section: Responsive, Active and Smart materials

Advanced lithium-ion batteries contain smart materials having the function of insertion electrodes in the form of powders with specific and optimized electrochemical properties. Different classes can be considered: the surface modified active particles at either positive or negative electrodes, the nano-composite electrodes and the blended materials. In this paper, various systems are described, which illustrate the improvement of lithium-ion batteries in term of specific energy and power, thermal stability and life cycling.
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