Mechanochemical approaches to employ silicon as a lithium-ion battery anode

Norihiro Shimoi, Kibu Chiyo, Sharon Bahena-Garrido, Yasumitsu Tanaka

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Silicon is essential as an active material in lithium-ion batteries because it provides both high-charge and optimal cycle characteristics. The authors attempted to realize a composite by a simple mechanochemical grinding approach of individual silicon (Si) particles and copper monoxide (CuO) particles to serve as an active material in the anode and optimize the charge-discharge characteristics of a lithium-ion battery. The composite with Si and CuO allowed for a homogenous dispersion with nano-scale Si grains, nano-scale copper-silicon alloy grains and silicon monoxide oxidized the oxide from CuO. The authors successfully achieved the synthesis of an active composite unites the structural features of an active material based on silicon composite as an anode in Li-ion battery with high capacity and cyclic reversible charge properties of 3256 mAh g-1 after 200 cycles.

Original languageEnglish
Article number057142
JournalAIP Advances
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2015 May 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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