Wenjie Wang#, Xiaohui Zhu#, Yujing Zhang, Yongjun Liu, Qin Zhang, Lei Fu*, "Structural Designs for Accommodating Volume Expansion in Sodium Ion Batteries", Chin. J. Chem. 2018, 36, 866-874.
The back cover picture shows four effective routes are applied to the anode material to help it keep fit, which is out of shape due to the intake of sodium ions. As a result, the sodium ion batteries (SIBs) with this anode exhibit high electrochemical performances so that they tend to meet the demand for large-scale energy storage devices. In this review, four strategies based on structural designs are summarized in order to accommodate volume changes of anode materials in SIBs, including nanoarchitecture configuration, buffer matrix protection, cavity volume reservation, and interlayer spacing regulation. More details are discussed in the review by Wang et al. on page 866-874.