Lithium Storage in Carbon Nanostructures



In this review article we discuss the progress of lithium storage in different carbon forms starting from intercalation in graphite to the lithium storage in fullerenes, nanotubes, diamond and most recently, graphene. The recent advances in lithium storage in various novel morphological variants of carbons prepared by a variety of techniques are also discussed with the most important models in literature that have been set out to explain the excess lithium storage. The major emphasis lies on the real structure.