Year

2020

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials

Abstract

Sodium-ion and sodium metal batteries are the most promising candidates for largescale energy storage systems, on account of sodium’s superiority of low cost and large abundance. To develop suitable electrode materials is the main scientific challenge for their practical application. This thesis project aims to fabricate a series of electrode materials with advantages of economic benefits, environmental friendliness, nontoxicity and structural stability, such as carbon-based and titanium-based materials for sodium-ion batteries, as well as sulfur-based cathode materials for sodium metal batteries.

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