Si nanoparticle-decorated Si nanowire networks for Li-ion battery anodes

Liangbing Hu, Hui Wu, Seung Sae Hong, Lifeng Cui, James R. McDonough, Sy Bohy, Yi Cui

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We designed and fabricated binder-free, 3D porous silicon nanostructures for Li-ion battery anodes, where Si nanoparticles electrically contact current collectors via vertically grown silicon nanowires. When compared with a Si nanowire anode, the areal capacity was increased by a factor of 4 without having to use long, high temperature steps under vacuum that vapour-liquid-solid Si nanowire growth entails. © 2011 The Royal Society of Chemistry.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)367-369
Number of pages3
JournalChem. Commun.
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes


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