Solution-Grown Silicon Nanowires for Lithium-Ion Battery Anodes

Candace K. Chan, Reken N. Patel, Michael J. O’Connell, Brian A. Korgel, Yi Cui

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Composite electrodes composed of silicon nanowires synthesized using the supercritical fluid-liquid-solid (SFLS) method mixed with amorphous carbon or carbon nanotubes were evaluated as Li-ion battery anodes. Carbon coating of the silicon nanowires using the pyrolysis of sugar was found to be crucial for making good electronic contact to the material. Using multiwalled carbon nanotubes as the conducting additive was found to be more effective for obtaining good cycling behavior than using amorphous carbon. Reversible capacities of 1500 mAh/g were observed for 30 cycles. © 2010 American Chemical Society.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1443-1450
Number of pages8
JournalACS Nano
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 4 2010
Externally publishedYes

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): KUS-11-001-12
Acknowledgements: The authors thank Z. Chen for assistance with the Raman spectroscopy measurements, and F. La Mantia for assistance with the TGA measurements. C.K.C. acknowledges support from the National Science Foundation and Stanford Graduate Fellowships. Y.C. acknowledges support from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Investigator Award (No. KUS-11-001-12). R.N.P. and B.A.K. acknowledge funding from a DOE Energy Frontier Research Center Award (DESC-001091).
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.


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