Journal of Power Sources, Vol.179, No.1, 367-370, 2008
A new SiO/C anode composition for lithium-ion battery
A new anode composition comprising SiO and graphite(C) is prepared through a high-energy ball milling process. During the first cycle, the anode delivers high discharge and charge capacity values of 1556 and 693 mAh g(-1), respectively. The electrode shows a reversible charge capacity value of 688 mAh g(-1) at the 30th cycle with 99% Coulombic efficiency. X-ray diffraction analysis reveals that ball milling does not produce any new compound, but only causes a reduction in particle size. The irreversible and reversible capacities appear to be interdependent. (C) 2008 Published by Elsevier B.V.