Researchers from Sweden, Germany, and Italy have presented a novel concept for fabricating high-performance electrode materials for sodium batteries.
The concept is based around the inclusion of sodium, one of the worlds cheapest and most common metal ions, in batteries. The study has resulted in the findings that sodium-based batteries can match the capacity of lithium-ion batteries, at a more affordable price.
One key feature of the possible sodium-ion batteries is “Janus Graphene”, a novel graphene that has asymmetric chemical functionalization on opposite faces.
To learn more about Janus Graphene, see this article by Graphene Info.