Na-ion batteries

Mojtaba Mirzaeian, Qaisar Abbas, Michael R. C. Hunt, Alina Galeyeva, Rizwan Raza

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Attributable to increase demand of electrical energy storage (EES), various rechargeable battery systems have been installed successfully, with lithium ion batteries (LIBs) leading the way. However, LIBs are facing resources limitations due to inadequate availability and uneven geological distribution of lithium which makes it difficult especially for applications associated with grid-scale battery systems. Sodium ion batteries are considered an attractive alternative due to similar performance characteristics and extensive availability of sodium at considerably reduced cost. Furthermore, development in battery technology for SIBs has been remarkably fast due to similarity with LIBs. However, SIBs suffer from inferior cycleability, poor power capability and lower energy density, which are the benchmark requirements for widespread commercialization necessitating further research drive. Over the past two decades, tremendous efforts have been made to enhance their performance by introducing new materials (electrode/electrolyte) and by optimizing their composition. In this brief article working principle of SIBs, their comparison with LIBs, recent developments in electrode/electrolyte materials and future outlook will be discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Smart Materials
Place of Publication[S.I.]
PublisherElsevier B.V.
ISBN (Electronic)9780128035818
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series

NameReference Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering


  • cost-effectiveness
  • electrical energy storage
  • environmentally friendly
  • lithium-ion batteries
  • rechargeable batteries
  • sodium-ion batteries


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