Si nanoparticle-decorated Si nanowire networks for Li-ion battery anodes

Liangbing Hu, Hui Wu, Seung Sae Hong, Lifeng Cui, James R. McDonough, Sy Bohy, Yi Cui

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We designed and fabricated binder-free, 3D porous silicon nanostructures for Li-ion battery anodes, where Si nanoparticles electrically contact current collectors via vertically grown silicon nanowires. When compared with a Si nanowire anode, the areal capacity was increased by a factor of 4 without having to use long, high temperature steps under vacuum that vapour-liquid-solid Si nanowire growth entails. © 2011 The Royal Society of Chemistry.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)367-369
Number of pages3
JournalChem. Commun.
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): KUS-l1-001-12
Acknowledgements: Y. Cui, L. Hu, H. Wu, and L-F. Cui acknowledge the support from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Investigator Award (No. KUS-l1-001-12). J. McDonough acknowledges the support from the National Defense Science and Engineering and National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships.
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.


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