, Volume 49, Issue 3, pp 43–46 | Cite as

Electrode materials for rechargeable lithium batteries

  • A. Manthiram
Conductive Materials Overview


Miniaturization in electronics and rapid advances in portable devices demand lightweight, compact, high-energy density batteries. Lithium batteries offer several advantages such as higher cell voltage, higher energy density, and longer shelf life as compared to other rechargeable systems. Although the rocking-chair concept of utilizing insertion compounds as both cathode and anode hosts has made the rechargeable lithium batteries a commercial reality, cost and environmental considerations require the development of inexpensive electrode hosts such as manganese oxides for consumer applications. Innovative synthesis and processing procedures (including low-temperature, solution-based synthesis approaches to obtain amorphous and nanocrystalline oxide electrode hosts) play a key role in developing new as well as better-performing known electrode materials.


Lithium Batterie Rechargeable Lithium Batterie Metallic Lithium Lithium Manganese Oxide Lithium Anode 
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