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The Effect of Silicon Grade and Electrode Architecture on the Performance of Advanced Anodes for Next Generation Lithium-Ion Cells

Meyer, Alexandra ORCID iD icon; Ball, Fabian; Pfleging, Wilhelm ORCID iD icon


To increase the specific capacity of anodes for lithium-ion cells, advanced active materials, such as silicon, can be utilized. Silicon has an order of magnitude higher specific capacity compared to the state-of-the-art anode material graphite; therefore, it is a promising candidate to achieve this target. In this study, different types of silicon nanopowders were introduced as active material for the manufacturing of composite silicon/graphite electrodes. The materials were selected from different suppliers providing different grades of purity and different grain sizes. The slurry preparation, including binder, additives, and active material, was established using a ball milling device and coating was performed via tape casting on a thin copper current collector foil. Composite electrodes with an areal capacity of approximately 1.70 mAh/cm² were deposited. Reference electrodes without silicon were prepared in the same manner, and they showed slightly lower areal capacities. High repetition rate, ultrafast laser ablation was applied to these high-power electrodes in order to introduce line structures with a periodicity of 200 µm. The electrochemical performance of the anodes was evaluated as rate capability and operational lifetime measurements including pouch cells with NMC 622 as counter electrodes. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000141365
Veröffentlicht am 20.12.2021
DOI: 10.3390/nano11123448
Zitationen: 4
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Zitationen: 3
Zitationen: 7
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Angewandte Materialien – Angewandte Werkstoffphysik (IAM-AWP)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2021
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2079-4991
KITopen-ID: 1000141365
HGF-Programm 38.02.02 (POF IV, LK 01) Components and Cells
Erschienen in Nanomaterials
Verlag MDPI
Heft 11
Seiten 3448 (27 pages)
Projektinformation Next-Gen-3DBat (BMBF, EU 6. RP, 03XP0198F)
Bemerkung zur Veröffentlichung
Gefördert durch den KIT-Publikationsfonds
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 20.12.2021
Schlagwörter lithium-ion battery, electrode development, silicon anode, laser patterning, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, galvanostatic characterization
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