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Synthesis And Electrochemical Characterization Of Silicon Clathrates As Anode Materials For Lithium Ion Batteries


Abstract Novel materials for Li-ion batteries is one of the principle thrust areas for current research in energy storage, more so than most, considering its widespread use in portable electronic gadgets and plug-in electric and hybrid cars. One of the major limiting factors in a Li-ion battery's energy density is the low specific capacities of the active materials in the electrodes. In the search for high-performance anode materials for Li-ion batteries, many alternatives to carbonaceous materials have been studied. Both cubic and amorphous silicon can reversibly alloy with lithium and have a theoretical capacity of 3500 mAh/g, making silicon a potential high density anode material. However, a large volume expansion of 300% occurs due to change... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Raghavan, Rahul (Author) / Chan, Candace K (Advisor) / Crozier, Peter (Committee member) / Petuskey, William T (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Engineering / Materials Science / Alternative energy / anode / clathrate / Li ion battery / lithium ion battery / secondary battery / silicon clathrate
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 95 pages
Language English
Rights All Rights Reserved
Note M.S. Materials Science and Engineering 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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