One dimensional Si/Sn - based nanowires and nanotubes for lithium-ion energy storage materials

Nam-Soon Choi, Yan Yao, Yi Cui, Jaephil Cho

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There has been tremendous interest in using nanomaterials for advanced Li-ion battery electrodes, particularly to increase the energy density by using high specific capacity materials. Recently, it was demonstrated that one dimensional (1D) Si/Sn nanowires (NWs) and nanotubes (NTs) have great potential to achieve high energy density as well as long cycle life for the next generation of advanced energy storage applications. In this feature article, we review recent progress on Si-based NWs and NTs as high capacity anode materials. Fundamental understanding and future challenges on one dimensional nanostructured anode are also discussed. © 2010 The Royal Society of Chemistry.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9825
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry
Issue number27
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): KUS-l1-001-12
Acknowledgements: This work was supported by the Converging Research Center Program through the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (2010K000984) and by the IT R&D program of MKE/IITA (Core Lithium Secondary Battery Anode Materials for Next Generation Mobile Power Module, KI001784). Yi Cui, Y. Yao acknowledge the support from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Investigator Award (No. KUS-l1-001-12).
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.


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