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Journal of Materials Science Research and Reviews, .,Vol.: 1, Issue.: 2


Si Microwire Anode with Enhanced Conductivity through Decoration with Cu Nanoparticles


E. Quiroga-González1* and S. Hansen2

1Institute of Physics, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Puebla 72570, Mexico.

2Institute for Materials Science, University of Kiel, Kiel 24143, Germany.

Article Information


(1) Dr. Madogni Vianou Irenee, Departement de Physique, Laboratoire de Physique du Rayonnement LPR, Cotonou, Universite d’Abomey-Calavi (UAC), Benin.

(2) Dr. Oscar Jaime Restrepo Baena, Professor,  Department of Materials and Minerals, School of Mines, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia.


(1) Jian Tian, Shandong University of Science and Technology, China.

(2) I. N. Basumallick, Visva-Bharati University, India.

(3) Pravin R. Prajapati, A. D. Patel Institute of Technology, India.

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The charging/discharging rate capability of Si anodes with record areal Li storage capacity has been improved by increasing their conductivity. The anodes consist of an array of Si microwires of about 1.2 µm in diameter, embedded in Cu at one end. The conductivity of the anodes has been enhanced by chemically depositing a thin layer of Cu particles on the walls of the Si wires. The enhancement of the conductivity has been evidenced by analyzing the curves of Li storage capacity versus cycle number.

Keywords :

Si microwires; Si anode; Li ion battery; improvement of conductivity; cycling rate; high capacity.

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