Recent Developments of Tin (II) Sulfide/Carbon Composites for Achieving High-Performance Lithium Ion Batteries: A Critical Review

Sharif Tasnim Mahmud, Rony Mia, Sakil Mahmud, Sha Sha, Ruquan Zhang, Zhongmin Deng, Meltem Yanilmaz, Lei Luo*, Jiadeng Zhu*

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Abstract

The ever-increasing worldwide energy demand and the limited resources of fossil have forced the urgent adoption of renewable energy sources. Additionally, concerns over CO2 emissions and potential increases in fuel prices have boosted technical efforts to make hybrid and electric vehicles more accessible to the public. Rechargeable batteries are undoubtedly a key player in this regard, especially lithium ion batteries (LIBs), which have high power capacity, a fast charge/discharge rate, and good cycle stability, while their further energy density improvement has been severely limited, because of the relatively low theoretical capacity of the graphite anode material which is mostly used. Among various high-capacity anode candidates, tin (II) sulfide (SnS2) has been attracted remarkable attention for high-energy LIBs due to its enormous resource and simplicity of synthesis, in addition to its high theoretical capacity. However, SnS2 has poor intrinsic conductivity, a big volume transition, and a low initial Coulombic efficiency, resulting in a short lifespan. SnS2/carbon composites have been considered to be a most promising approach to addressing the abovementioned issues. Therefore, this review summarizes the current progress in the synthesis of SnS2/carbon anode materials and their Li-ion storage properties, with special attention to the developments in Li-based technology, attributed to its immense current importance and promising prospects. Finally, the existing challenges within this field are presented, and potential opportunities are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1246
JournalNanomaterials
Volume12
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2022

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Funding

Funding: This research was funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 61802285), the Natural Science Foundation of Hubei Province (No. 2021CFB478), the Scientific Research Project of Hubei Provincial Department of Education (No. D20201704), the Key Research and Development Project of Hubei Province (No. 2020BAB076), the Hubei Province Technical Innovation Special Project (No. 2019AAA005), the Chinese Government CSC Scholarship Program (CSC Number: 2019SLJ019819 and 2019SLJ019821), and the Chutian Scholar Program of Hubei Province.

FundersFunder number
Chutian Scholar Program of Hubei Province
Hubei Province Technical Innovation Special Project2019AAA005
Hubei Provincial Department of EducationD20201704
National Natural Science Foundation of China61802285
Natural Science Foundation of Hubei Province2021CFB478
China Scholarship Council2019SLJ019819, 2019SLJ019821
Key Research and Development Project of Hainan Province2020BAB076

    Keywords

    • anode
    • carbon
    • high energy density
    • lithium ion battery
    • lithium storage property
    • tin (II) sulfide

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