Electrospun carbon nanofiber-based composites for lithium-ion batteries: Structure optimization towards high performance

Wei Weng, Ryo Kurihara, Jian Wang, Seimei Shiratori

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Carbon nanofibers (CNFs) have witnessed extensive application in lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) over the last decade. CNFs are characterized by its one-dimensional nanosized structure and excellent mechanical and electrical properties. They are desirably assembled into porous, flexible and robust platforms, on which a variety of anode and cathode active materials are loaded resulting in a promising family of LIB electrodes. Structures of the as-fabricated CNF-based composites have been verified to be of great importance to electrochemical performance. Therefore, this review aims at elaborating the relation between the structures and the electrochemical performance of CNF-based composites. Specifically, the review is sectioned by the morphology of CNFs, i.e., solid, porous and hollow, the type of active materials and the morphology of active materials. In addition, some thoughts for future progress are provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-148
Number of pages14
JournalComposites Communications
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Oct 1



  • Carbon nanofiber
  • Electrospinning
  • Lithium-ion battery
  • Structure optimization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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