Director's Message and Videos

Director's Message and Videos

Welcome to our web site. Thr...

Take a look

Take a look

Scientific and Technical Ser...



  Personnel List



Available Positions

Prev Next
Enhanced Thermal Oxidation Stability of Reduced Graphene Oxide by Nitrogen Doping

Enhanced Thermal Oxidation Stability of Reduced Graphene Oxide by Nitrogen Doping

Stefania Sandoval, Nitesh Kumar, Dr.  A. Sundaresan, Prof. C. N. R. Rao*, Prof. Amparo Fuertes and Dr. Gerard Tobias*. Chemistry - A European Journal, Volume 20, Issue 38, pages 11999–12003, September 15, 2014

Beyond Intercalation-Based Li-Ion Batteries: The State of the Art and Challenges of Electrode Materials Reacting Through Conversion Reactions

  • Hits: 14982


Jordi Cabana, Laure Monconduit, Dominique Larcher, M. Rosa Palacín1,*, 
Adv. Mater. 2010, 22, E170-E192

DOI: 10.1002/adma.201000717

Despite the imminent commercial introduction of Li-ion batteries in electric drive vehicles and their proposed use as enablers of smart grids based on renewable energy technologies, an intensive quest for new electrode materials that bring about improvements in energy density, cycle life, cost, and safety is still underway. This Progress Report highlights the recent developments and the future prospects of the use of phases that react through conversion reactions as both positive and negative electrode materials in Li-ion batteries. By moving beyond classical intercalation reactions, a variety of low cost compounds with gravimetric specific capacities that are two-to-five times larger than those attained with currently used materials, such as graphite and LiCoO2, can be achieved. Nonetheless, several factors currently handicap the applicability of electrode materials entailing conversion reactions. These factors, together with the scientific breakthroughs that are necessary to fully assess the practicality of this concept, are reviewed in this report.





Newsletter ICMAB



Sc.&Technical Services

Scientific Highlights

Links of interest


sts banner

logoeugris    mecgris    csicgris
bncbgris          uabgris        uabceigris      pruabgris