DOI: 10.1002/smll.202307275 ISSN: 1613-6810

A Brief Overview of Silicon Nanoparticles as Anode Material: A Transition from Lithium‐Ion to Sodium‐Ion Batteries

Alireza Fereydooni, Chenghao Yue, Yimin Chao
  • Biomaterials
  • Biotechnology
  • General Materials Science
  • General Chemistry


The successful utilization of silicon nanoparticles (Si‐NPs) to enhance the performance of Li‐ion batteries (LIBs) has demonstrated their potential as high‐capacity anode materials for next‐generation LIBs. Additionally, the availability and relatively low cost of sodium resources have a significant influence on developing Na‐ion batteries (SIBs). Despite the unique properties of Si‐NPs as SIBs anode material, limited study has been conducted on their application in these batteries. However, the knowledge gained from using Si‐NPs in LIBs can be applied to develop Si‐based anodes in SIBs by employing similar strategies to overcome their drawbacks. In this review, a brief history of Si‐NPs' usage in LIBs is provided and discuss the strategies employed to overcome the challenges, aiming to inspire and offer valuable insights to guide future research endeavors.

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