Silicon Asymmetric Membranes for Efficient Lithium Storage- A Highly Scalable Method
In this study, scalable membrane technologies are adapted to obtain silicon asymmetric membranes for lithium-ion battery anodes. The unique asymmetric porous structure can provide both mechanical support and free volume to accommodate the large volume expansion during silicon lithiation, thus leading to excellent rate and cycling performance. An overall specific capacity as high as 1500 mAh g−1 was achieved at 100 mA g−1. Even at 1000 mA g−1, the capacity was still above 800 mAh g−1. More than 90 % of the initial capacity was retained after 200 cycles. It was also observed that a lower Si content and higher carbonization temperature can help achieve stable cycling performance in general. This report is significant in terms of demonstrating a simplistic, generic, and scalable method to create a robust, porous asymmetric membrane structure for efficient lithium-ion storage.
Wu, Ji, Hao Chen, Clifford W. Padgett.
"Silicon Asymmetric Membranes for Efficient Lithium Storage- A Highly Scalable Method."
Energy Technology, 4 (4): 502-509: Wiley.
doi: 10.1002/ente.201500315 source: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ente.201500315