Nanostructured Electrode Materials for Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Applications
Nanocrystalline LiFePO4 and Si-C powders were prepared as electrode materials for lithium-ion batteries. Near full capacity (170 mAh/g) was achieved at the C/8 rate at room temperature for LiFePO4 electrodes. Nanosize Si-C composite anode materials demonstrated a reversible lithium storage capacity of 1450 mAh/g with good cyclability when used as anodes in lithium-ion cells. Nanostructured electrode materials have an important role to play in developing a new generation of lithium-ion batteries that will offer a dramatic improvement in power delivery.