Yuca, N.; Kalafat, I.; Guney, E.; Cetin, B.; Taskin, O.S. Self-Healing Systems in Silicon Anodes for Li-Ion Batteries. Materials2022, 15, 2392.
Yuca, N.; Kalafat, I.; Guney, E.; Cetin, B.; Taskin, O.S. Self-Healing Systems in Silicon Anodes for Li-Ion Batteries. Materials 2022, 15, 2392.
Self-healing is the capability of materials to repair themselves after damage has occurred, usually by interaction between molecules or chains. Physical and chemical processes are applied for the preparation of self-healing systems. There are different approaches for these systems such as heterogeneous systems, shape memory effects, hydrogen bonding or covalent-bond interaction, diffusion and flow dynamics. Self-healing mechanisms can occur in particular by heat and light exposure or by reconnection without direct effect. The applications of these systems display an increasing trend in both R&D and industry sectors. Moreover, self-healing systems and their energy storage applications are currently getting great importance. This review aims to provide general information on recent developments in self-healing materials and their energy applications in view of the critical importance of self-healing systems for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs). In the first part of the review, an introduction about self-healing mechanisms and design strategies of self-healing materials is given. Then, selected important healing materials in the literature for the anodes of LIBs are mentioned in the second part. The results and future perspectives are stated in the conclusion section.
self-healing; polymers; batteries; silicon anodes
MATERIALS SCIENCE, Polymers & Plastics
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