Improving the cycling stability of silicon nanowire anodes with conducting polymer coatings

Yan Yao, Nian Liu, Matthew T. McDowell, Mauro Pasta, Yi Cui
2012 Energy & Environmental Science  
Silicon nanowires are promising high capacity anode materials for next generation lithium-ion batteries. We show that a conductive polymer coating can significantly increase the capacity retention with cycling. The polymer coating was applied via an electrochemical polymerization process, and the resulting polymer-Si hybrid nanostructures were characterized with electron microscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. This organic-inorganic hybrid approach represents a facile method for
more » ... ng the performance of alloying anodes for Li-ion batteries. This journal is
doi:10.1039/c2ee21437g fatcat:44cjz23bw5hnvelvplgj5rlfgm