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Silicon/Carbon Nano-Hybrid Lithium-Ion Battery Anode: Green Facile Scalable Synthesis Inspired by Thermosetting Polymers

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Organization address
city: OXFORD
postcode: OX1 2JD

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Project website
 Total cost 195˙454 €
 EC max contribution 195˙454 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2014
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-09-14   to  2017-09-13


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 Project objective

The last two decades have witnessed a great commercial success of lithium ion battery (LIB) in portable electronic devices and electric vehicles. However, current LIB technology cannot meet the rapid increasing demand from information technology and vehicle industry, primarily due to limited capacity and serious safety concern of graphite anode. Discovering new anode material with high capacity and good reliability has been a central issue. Because of its high theoretical capacity and excellent operation safety, silicon (Si) has attracted considerable attention as a promising anode to replace graphite. Nevertheless, dramatic volumetric change during lithiation/delithiation process causes severe pulverization and disconnection of electrode from current collector, leading to a fast capacity loss. To tackle these critical problems, a new concept to achieve facile, cost effective, green, and scalable synthesis of Si/carbon nanohybrid anode is proposed. By reducing Si particle size to the range below 10 nm and homogeneous embedding of Si nanoparticles into carbon buffer matrix, the volume change and associated stress can be effectively accommodated to improve the cyclability of the LIBs. Instead of conventional aqueous and/or organic solvents, three industrially widely used thermosetting resin monomer systems including vinyl ester resin, epoxy resin, and phenolic-formaldehyde resin are utilized as both solvent and carbon source. Cost effective silane coupling agents bearing appropriate chemical functional groups act as the precursor of Si and cross-linking agents of the thermosetting polymers. Ultra small Si nanoparticles are in situ formed and homogeneously embedded in the in situ formed porous carbon matrix by sequential photo/thermally induced polymerization, calcination in inert atmosphere, Magnesium thermal reduction, and KOH activation. The mechanism of control over morphology, crystallinity, dispersion, and composition of the Si/C nanohybrid anode and correspondin


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2017 Xiuxia Zuo, Jin Zhu, Peter Müller-Buschbaum, Ya-Jun Cheng
Silicon based lithium-ion battery anodes: A chronicle perspective review
published pages: 113-143, ISSN: 2211-2855, DOI: 10.1016/j.nanoen.2016.11.013
Nano Energy 31 2019-06-13
2018 Shanshan Yin, Dong Zhao, Qing Ji, Yonggao Xia, Senlin Xia, Xinming Wang, Meimei Wang, Jianzhen Ban, Yi Zhang, Ezzeldin Metwalli, Xiaoyan Wang, Ying Xiao, Xiuxia Zuo, Shuang Xie, Kai Fang, Suzhe Liang, Luyao Zheng, Bao Qiu, Zhaohui Yang, Yichao Lin, Liang Chen, Cundong Wang, Zhaoping Liu, Jin Zhu, Peter Müller-Buschbaum, Ya-Jun Cheng
Si/Ag/C Nanohybrids with in Situ Incorporation of Super-Small Silver Nanoparticles: Tiny Amount, Huge Impact
published pages: , ISSN: 1936-0851, DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.7b08560
ACS Nano 2019-06-13
2017 Xiuxia Zuo, Yonggao Xia, Qing Ji, Xiang Gao, Shanshan Yin, Meimei Wang, Xiaoyan Wang, Bao Qiu, Anxiang Wei, Zaicheng Sun, Zhaoping Liu, Jin Zhu, Ya-Jun Cheng
Self-Templating Construction of 3D Hierarchical Macro-/Mesoporous Silicon from 0D Silica Nanoparticles
published pages: 889-899, ISSN: 1936-0851, DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.6b07450
ACS Nano 11/1 2019-06-13

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