Pursuing two-dimensional nanomaterials for flexible lithium-ion batteries
•Recent progresses in flexible batteries using 2-D nanomaterials are summarized.•Graphene and other 2-D semiconducting nanomaterials-based flexible electrodes are summarized.•Challenges and perspectives of this area are highlighted.
SummaryStretchable/flexible electronics provide a foundation for various emerging applications that beyond the scope of conventional wafer/circuit board technologies due to their unique features that can satisfy a broad range of applications such as wearable devices. Stretchable electronic and optoelectronics devices require the bendable/wearable rechargeable Li-ion batteries, thus these devices can operate without limitation of external powers. Various two-dimensional (2D) nanomaterials are of great interest in flexible energy storage devices, especially Li-ion batteries. This is because 2D materials exhibit much more exposed surface area supplying abundant Li-insertion channels and shortened paths for fast lithium ion diffusion. Here, we will review the recent developments on the flexible Li-ion batteries based on two dimensional nanomaterials. These researches demonstrated advancements in flexible electronics by incorporating various 2D nanomaterials into bendable batteries to achieve high electrochemical performance, excellent mechanical flexibility as well as electrical stability under stretching/bending conditions.
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Journal: - Volume 11, Issue 1, February 2016, Pages 82–97