Current and future sodium-ion battery research

Author – Simon Engelke, MaastrichtScience Programme, Maastricht University, Maastricht, Netherlands, Email:

Abstract – Adequate storage technologies are needed to allow a transition to renewable energy sources from fossil fuels. Common Lithium-ion batteries are widely used but are limited by availability of materials, price and safety. This paper shows the early stage research on sodium-ion batteries and published discoveries so far. Because of the needed follow up research, techniques are  presented as well as ways to evaluate and compare future results.

Keywords – Battery, Sodium-ion battery, Grid energy storage, Cathode, Anode, Electrolyte, Research, Lithium-ion

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