Journal of Power Sources 324 (2016) 97e105 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Journal of Power Sources journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/jpowsour Fabrication and performance of electrochemically grafted thiophene silicon nanoparticle anodes for Li-ion batteries a, b b, * c c Muhammad E. Abdelhamid , Graeme A. Snook , Joel Gaubicher , Bernard Lestriez , c c d, ** Philippe Moreau , Dominique Guyomard , Anthony P. O’Mullane School of Applied Sciences, RMIT University, GPO Box 2476V, Melbourne, VIC 3001, Australia Mineral Resources, Commonwealth Scientiﬁc and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Private Bag 10, Clayton, VIC 3169, Australia Institut des Materiaux Jean Rouxel (IMN), Universite de Nantes, CNRS, 2 rue de la Houssiniere, BP 32229, 44322 Nantes, Cedex 3, France School of Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering, Queensland University of Technology, GPO Box 2434, Brisbane, QLD 4001, Australia hi gh li gh t s g r a p hical a bstract Thiophene is grafted to silicon to allow for intimate contact. Modiﬁcation with the thiophene layer acts as a pre-existing SEI layer. The thiophene layer results in improved cycle life. Further improvements will be possible by forming conducting polymer composites. art i cle i nfo endeavours where the thiophene layer on the modiﬁed
Journal of Power Sources – Elsevier
Published: Aug 30, 2016
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