Silicon-Carbon Nanotube Coaxial Sponge as Li-Ion Anodes with High Areal Capacity

Liangbing Hu, Hui Wu, Yifan Gao, Anyuan Cao, Hongbian Li, James McDough, Xing Xie, Min Zhou, Yi Cui

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Highly porous, conductive Si-CNT sponge-like structures with a large areal mass loading are demonstrated as effective Li-ion battery anode materials. Nano-pore formation and growth in the Si shell has been identified as the primary failure mode of the Si-CNT sponge anode, and the formation of such nanopores can be minimized by tuning the cutoff voltages. In conjunction with experiments, a theoretical analysis was carried out to explain the pore formation mechanism. © 2011 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)523-527
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Energy Materials
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 15 2011
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): KUS-l1-001-12
Acknowledgements: L. H, H. W. and Y. G. contribute to this work equally. Y.C. acknowledges support from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Investigator Award (No. KUS-l1-001-12). Y. G. and M. Z. acknowledge support from the National Research Foundation (NRF) of Korea through World Class University (WCU) program Grant No. R31-2008-000-10083-0. A. C. acknowledges Beijing Natural Science Foundation for support (Grant 8112017: High-efficiency, recyclable nano-sponge absorption materials for water treatment).
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.


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