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Nat Mater. 2005 May;4(5):366-77.

Nanostructured materials for advanced energy conversion and storage devices.

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Istituto CNR-ITAE, 98126 S. Lucia, Messina, Italy.

Abstract

New materials hold the key to fundamental advances in energy conversion and storage, both of which are vital in order to meet the challenge of global warming and the finite nature of fossil fuels. Nanomaterials in particular offer unique properties or combinations of properties as electrodes and electrolytes in a range of energy devices. This review describes some recent developments in the discovery of nanoelectrolytes and nanoelectrodes for lithium batteries, fuel cells and supercapacitors. The advantages and disadvantages of the nanoscale in materials design for such devices are highlighted.

PMID:
15867920
DOI:
10.1038/nmat1368

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