Structural and electrochemical study of the reaction of lithium with silicon nanowires

Candace K. Chan, Riccardo Ruffo, Seung Sae Hong, Robert A. Huggins, Yi Cui

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The structural transformations of silicon nanowires when cycled against lithium were evaluated using electrochemical potential spectroscopy and galvanostatic cycling. During the charge, the nanowires alloy with lithium to form an amorphous LixSi compound. At potentials
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)34-39
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Power Sources
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 2009
Externally publishedYes

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: C.K.C. acknowledges support from a National Science Foundation graduate fellowship and Stanford Graduate Fellowship. Y.C. acknowledges support from the Global Climate and Energy Project at Stanford, US Office of Naval Research and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.


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