Current Progress of Si/Graphene Nanocomposites for Lithium-Ion Batteries
AbstractThe demand for high performance lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) is increasing due to widespread use of portable devices and electric vehicles. Silicon (Si) is one of the most attractive candidate anode materials for next generation LIBs. However, the high-volume change (>300%) during lithium ion alloying/de-alloying leads to poor cycle life. When Si is used as the anode, conductive carbon is needed to provide the necessary conductivity. However, the traditional carbon coating method could not overcome the challenges of pulverization and unstable Solid Electrolyte Interphase (SEI) layer during long-term cycling. Since 2010, Si/Graphene composites have been vigorously studied in hopes of providing a material with better cycling performance. This paper reviews current progress of Si/Graphene nanocomposites in LIBs. Different fabrication methods have been studied to synthesize Si/Graphene nanocomposites with promising electrochemical performances. Graphene plays a key enabling role in Si/Graphene anodes. However, the desired properties of graphene for this application have not been systematically studied and understood. Further systematic investigation of the desired graphene properties is suggested to better control the Si/Graphene anode performance. View Full-Text
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Cen, Y.; Sisson, R.D.; Qin, Q.; Liang, J. Current Progress of Si/Graphene Nanocomposites for Lithium-Ion Batteries. C 2018, 4, 18.
Cen Y, Sisson RD, Qin Q, Liang J. Current Progress of Si/Graphene Nanocomposites for Lithium-Ion Batteries. C. 2018; 4(1):18.Chicago/Turabian Style
Cen, Yinjie; Sisson, Richard D.; Qin, Qingwei; Liang, Jianyu. 2018. "Current Progress of Si/Graphene Nanocomposites for Lithium-Ion Batteries." C 4, no. 1: 18.
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