Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 2017, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (1): 211-241.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB201610111

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Recent Developments in Cathode Materials for Na Ion Batteries

Yong-Jin FANG1,Zhong-Xue CHEN2,Xin-Ping AI1,Han-Xi YANG1,Yu-Liang CAO1,*()   

  1. 1 College of Chemistry and Molecular Sciences, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, P. R. China
    2 School of Power and Mechanical Engineering, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, P. R. China
  • Received:2016-08-09 Published:2016-12-29
  • Contact: Yu-Liang CAO
  • Supported by:
    National Key Research Program of China(2016YFB0901501);National Natural Science Foundation of China(21373155);National Natural Science Foundation of China(21333007);National Natural Science Foundation of China(21273090)


Sodium ion batteries (SIBs) have attracted increasing attention for energy storage systems because of abundant and low cost sodium resources. However, the large ionic radius of sodium and its slow electrochemical kinetics are the main obstacles for the development of suitable electrodes for high-performance SIBs. The development of high-performance cathode materials is the key to improving the energy density of SIBs and facilitating their commercialization. Herein, we review the latest advances and progress of cathode materials for SIBs, including transition metal oxides, polyanions, ferrocyanides, organic materials and polymers, and amorphous materials. Additionally, we have summarized our previous works in this area, explore the relationship between structure and electrochemical performance, and discuss effective ways to improve the reversibility, working potential and structural stability of these cathode materials.

Key words: Sodium ion battery, Cathode material, Development, Sodium storage reaction, Electrochemical reaction mechanism


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