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Liubin Ben, Jin Zhou, Hongxiang Ji, Hailong Yu, Wenwu Zhao, Xuejie Huang. Si nanoparticles seeded in carbon-coated Sn nanowires as an anode for high-energy and high-rate lithium-ion batteries[J]. Materials Futures, 2022, 1(1): 015101. doi: 10.1088/2752-5724/ac3257
Citation: Liubin Ben, Jin Zhou, Hongxiang Ji, Hailong Yu, Wenwu Zhao, Xuejie Huang. Si nanoparticles seeded in carbon-coated Sn nanowires as an anode for high-energy and high-rate lithium-ion batteries[J]. Materials Futures, 2022, 1(1): 015101. doi: 10.1088/2752-5724/ac3257
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Si nanoparticles seeded in carbon-coated Sn nanowires as an anode for high-energy and high-rate lithium-ion batteries

© 2022 The Author(s). Published by IOP Publishing Ltd on behalf of the Songshan Lake Materials Laboratory
Materials Futures, Volume 1, Number 1
  • Received Date: 2021-09-15
  • Accepted Date: 2021-10-22
  • Rev Recd Date: 2021-10-04
  • Publish Date: 2021-12-15
  • High-capacity and high-rate anode materials are desperately desired for applications in the next generation lithium-ion batteries. Here, we report preparation of an anode showing a structure of Si nanoparticles wrapped inside Sn nanowires. This anode inherits the advantages of both Si and Sn, endowing lithiation/delithiation of Si nanoparticles inside the conducting networks of Sn nanowires. It demonstrates a high and reversible capacity of 1500 mAh g-1 over 300 cycles at 0.2 C and a good rate capability (0.2 C-5 C) equivalent to Sn. The excellent cycling performance is attributed to the novel structure of the anode as well as the strong mechanical strength of the nanowires which is directly confirmed by in-situ lithiation and bending experiments.
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