Na-ion Batteries


Na-ion Batteries

Edited by

Laure Monconduit, CNRS, University of Montpellier, France
Laurence Croguennec, CNRS, University of Bordeaux, France

ISBN : 9781789450132

Publication Date : March 2021

Hardcover 370 pp

165.00 USD



This book covers both the fundamental and applied aspects of advanced Na-ion batteries (NIB) which have proven to be a potential challenger to Li-ion batteries. Both the chemistry and design of positive and negative electrode materials are examined. In NIB, the electrolyte is also a crucial part of the batteries and the recent research, showing a possible alternative to classical electrolytes – with the development of ionic liquid-based electrolytes – is also explored.

Cycling performance in NIB is also strongly associated with the quality of the electrode-electrolyte interface, where electrolyte degradation takes place; thus, Na-ion Batteries details the recent achievements in furthering knowledge of this interface. Finally, as the ultimate goal is commercialization of this new electrical storage technology, the last chapters are dedicated to the industrial point of view, given by two start-up companies, who developed two different NIB chemistries for complementary applications and markets.


1. Layered NaMO2 for the Positive Electrode, Shinichi Komaba and Kei Kubota.
2. Polyanionic-Type Compounds as Positive Electrodes for Na-ion batteries, Long H. B. Nguyen, Fan Chen, Christian Masquelier and
Laurence Croguennec.
3. Hard Carbon for Na-ion Batteries: From Synthesis to Performance and Storage Mechanism, Carolina Del Mar Saavedra Rios, Adrian Beda, Loic Simonin and Camélia Matei Ghimbeu.
4. Non-Carbonaceous Negative Electrodes in Sodium Batteries, Vincent Gabaudan, Moulay Tahar Sougrati, Lorenzo Stievano
and Laure Monconduit.
5. Electrolytes for Sodium Batteries, Faezeh Makhlooghiazad, Cristina Pozo-Gonzalo, Patrik Johansson and Maria Forsyth.
6. Solid Electrolyte Interphase in Na-ion batteries, Le Anh Ma, Ronnie Mogensen, Andrew J. Naylor and Reza Younesi.
7. Batteries Containing Prussian Blue Analogue Electrodes, Colin D. Wessells.
8. The Design, Performance and Commercialization of Faradion’s Non-aqueous Na-ion Battery Technology, Ashish Rudola, Fazlil Coowar, Richard Heap and Jerry Barker.

About the authors

Laure Monconduit holds a PhD from the Institut des Matériaux Jean Rouxel and is CNRS Senior Researcher at Charles Gerhardt Institute (CNRS UMR 5253) at the University of Montpellier, France. Her current research interests include the synthesis and characterization of negative electrode materials for Li-ion, and post-Li systems (Na-, K-, Mg-ion) by operando characterization techniques.

Laurence Croguennec holds a PhD from the Institut des Matériaux Jean Rouxel at Nantes University, France, and is CNRS Senior Researcher at ICMCB in Bordeaux, France. Her research is focused in the field of electrode materials for Li- and Na-ion batteries: crystal chemistry of oxides and phosphates, and the characterization of mechanisms involved upon cycling.

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