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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 187891, 8 pages
Review Article

Progress in Application of CNTs in Lithium-Ion Batteries

The Department of Chemistry, College of Food Science and Technology, Shanghai Ocean University, Shanghai 201306, China

Received 15 April 2014; Revised 31 May 2014; Accepted 31 May 2014; Published 10 August 2014

Academic Editor: Yongfeng Luo

Copyright © 2014 Li Li et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The lithium-ion battery is widely used in the fields of portable devices and electric cars with its superior performance and promising energy storage applications. The unique one-dimensional structure formed by the graphene layer makes carbon nanotubes possess excellent mechanical, electrical, and electrochemical properties and becomes a hot material in the research of lithium-ion battery. In this paper, the applicable research progress of carbon nanotubes in lithium-ion battery is described, and its future development is put forward from its two aspects of being not only the anodic conductive reinforcing material and the cathodic energy storage material but also the electrically conductive framework material.