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Lithium-ion Batteries Enabled by Silicon Anodes
Deploying lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries depends on cost-effective electrode materials with high energy and power density to facilitate lower weight and volume. Si-based anode materials theoretically offer superior lithium storage capacity. Replacing a graphite anode with high-capacity materials such as silicon will further improve the energy density. Durable, low-cost, and high-energy-density materials are vital to developing plug-in electric vehicles as affordable and convenient as gasoline-powered ones, while reducing carbon emissions.
This reference presents the knowledge gained over recent decades in the materials science and chemistry of silicon and its derivates as anode materials for Li-ion batteries, and provides insights into developing Si-based anode materials for next-generation batteries. Coverage includes the structure and chemistry of silicon, electrolytes and chemistry of Si anodes, nanostructure and binder additives for Si anodes, surface modification and mechanical properties.
Researchers in academia and industry will find this detailed reference a highly useful resource.
About the Editors
Chunmei Ban is an associate professor at University of Colorado Boulder, USA. Prior to her appointment at CU Boulder, she was a Senior Scientist at National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO. She has pioneered in developing surface modification science and engineering for intermetallic alloy anodes and multivalent metal anodes, and has published extensively in this field. She is a member of the IET Energy Series Board.
Kang Xu is an ARL fellow and team leader of the Extreme Electrochemistry Team at USA Army Research Lab. Kang is one of the world leaders in developing electrolyte materials and has published more than 250 papers in this field, including two comprehensive reviews. He serves as a co-founder of Research on Extreme Batteries (CREB), advisory board of ACS Applied Materials, associate editor for Energy & Environmental Materials and Electrochemistry, and guest-editor of ECS Interface.
Chunmei Ban, Kang Xu