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Binder and conductive additive-free Si nanowires (NWs) grown directly on the current collector have shown great potential as next generation Li-ion battery anodes. However, low active material mass loadings, and consequentially low areal capacities, have remained a challenge in their development. Herein, we report the high-density growth of Si NWs...
Silicon nanowires (Si NWs) have great promise as an anode material for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) due to their very high specific capacity. Achieving adequate mass loadings for binder–free Si NWs have been restricted by low surface area, mechanically unstable and poorly conductive current collectors (CC), as well as complicated and expensive fabr...
Addition of electrolyte additives (ethylene or vinylene carbonate) is shown to dramatically improve the cycling stability and capacity retention (1600 mAhg-1) of Si nanowires (NWs) in a safe ionic liquid (IL) electrolyte (0.1LiTFSI-0.6PYR13FSI-0.3PYR13TFSI) . We show using post-mortem SEM and TEM, a distinct difference in morphologies of the active...