Electrochemical Energy Storage: use of nanomaterials as components of batteries

The actual research on new materials for electricity storage is addressed to increase energy density and durability of the devices. Nanomaterials could represent a promising candidate to solve the limitations that afflict current batteries, both from a mechanical and chemical point of view. Thanks to the use of nanomaterials the battery electrode could subjected to less physical stress. This solution could also lead to a better interaction between electrons and ions. Not only the electrodes but also other components of the battery could take advantage from the use of nanomaterials: i.e. adding nanomaterials to the separator could lead to an increase of its conductivity. In this symposium will be explored all the possible applications of nanomaterials to battery components, anode, cathode and separator.