Carbonaceous Anode Materials

  • Yoong Ahm Kim
  • Yong Jung Kim
  • Morinobu Endo
Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)


The use of the engineered carbon materials as an anode allowed the lithium ion batteries (LIBs) to achieve a large advance in the last decade. The performance of LIBs strongly depends on the microtexture of the carbon materials. Due to the contribution of the carbon materials, the electrochemical performance of the LIBs has been improved almost double for the last 10 years. Thus, intensive work has focused on the identification of key factors of carbon materials that can improve anode performance. Recently, there is the active work on the development of nanosized carbon materials (e.g., carbon nanotube and graphene). In this chapter, we describe the correlation between the microstructural parameters and anode performance of conventional and novel types of carbon materials for Li ion batteries by connecting with the market demand and the trends in Li ion secondary batteries.


Carbon Material Anode Material Boron Carbide Graphitic Carbon Reversible Capacity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Polymer Science and EngineeringChonnam National UniversityBuk-gu, GwangjuRepublic of Korea
  2. 2.Research Institute of Industrial Science and Technology (RIST)Nam-gu, PohangRepublic of Korea
  3. 3.Institute of Carbon Science and TechnologyShinshu UniversityNaganoJapan

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