Tin-seeded silicon nanowires for high capacity li-ion batteries

Aaron Michael Chockla, Kyle C. Klavetter, C. Buddie Mullins, Brian A. Korgel*

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A tin (Sn)-seeded supercritical fluid-liquid-solid (SFLS) synthesis of silicon (Si) nanowires with trisilane reactant was developed. When used as anodes in lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries, films of the nanowires with poly(vinylidene) fluoride (PVdF) or sodium alginate (NaAlg) binder, carbon conductor, and fluoroethylene carbonate (FEC)-containing electrolyte gave reversible, high charge storage capacities of 1,800 mA h g -1. The nanowires also exhibited relatively good rate capability, with capacities of 400 mA h g -1 at the relatively fast cycling rates of 2C.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3738-3745
Number of pages8
JournalChemistry of Materials
Issue number19
StatePublished - Oct 9 2012


  • anode
  • electrochemistry
  • energy storage
  • lithium-ion battery
  • silicon nanowires

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Chemistry


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