Metal Selenide-Carbon Nanofiber Composites for Battery Anodes

The ever-growing demand for electric vehicles and portable electronic devices continues to drive the craving for lightweight, high-energy-density, and long-lifespan batteries. Currently used lithium-ion batteries are limited by the capacity of the electrode and the scarcity of resources (lithium). The search for next-generation materials not only seeks to replace lithium with sodium but to provide suitable anode materials. Metal selenides (:M:Se, :M := Sn, Fe, Ni, Cu) offer the desired conductivity, stability, cost-effectiveness, and higher theoretical capacity compared to commercial graphite.