Practically Relevant Research on Silicon- Based Lithium-Ion Battery Anodes

Qing Ji, Yonggao Xia, Jin Zhu, Binjie Hu, Peter Müller-Buschbaum, Ya Jun Cheng

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Lithium-ion battery is considered as an important energy storage medium due to its high energy density, high power output, limited memory-effect and eco-friendliness. With increasing energy demand of lithium-ion batteries from rapid technology development, silicon is regarded as a promising next generation lithium-ion battery anode because of its high theoretical specific capacity (4200 mAh g-1), appropriate voltage profile, environmental friendliness, and huge abundance. Nevertheless, huge volume expansion and associated series of adverse consequences during lithium insertion/extraction seriously deteriorate its cyclic stability, where the practical application of silicon anodes has been significantly hampered. Numerous studies on electrochemical performance improvement have been performed in last two decades, where significant progresses have been achieved. However, practical applications of silicon anode require much more considerations than improved cyclic stability itself. Unlike typical review work on silicon anode research, here in this chapter practically relevant studies on silicon anodes will be addressed, which have been less emphasized previously. From this work, the crucial factors for practical applications will be elaborated on and perspective of silicon anodes towards practical application will be provided.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Battery Materials
Number of pages45
ISBN (Electronic)9781119407713
ISBN (Print)9781119407553
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019


  • Anode
  • Energy density
  • Lithium-ion battery
  • Practical application
  • Silicon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (all)


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