Integrating Si nanoscale building blocks into micro-sized materials to enable practical applications in lithium-ion batteries

Ran Yi, Mikhail L. Gordin, Donghai Wang

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This article highlights recent advances in micro-sized silicon anode materials composed of silicon nanoscale building blocks for lithium-ion batteries. These materials show great potential in practical applications since they combine good cycling stability, high rate performance, and high volumetric capacity. Different preparation methods are introduced and the features and performance of the resulting materials are discussed. Key take-away points are interspersed through the discussion, including comments on the roles of the nanoscale building blocks. Finally, we discuss current challenges and provide an outlook for future development of micro-sized silicon-based anode materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1834-1848
Number of pages15
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 28 2016


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)

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