Yvonne Carts-Powell

More energy, longer lives from batteries

In Batteries on May 11, 2012 at 9:13 am

A clever electrode structure for lithium-based batteries uses double-walled silicon nanotubes. This could open the door to smaller, lighter, longer-lasting batteries for applications from portable mp3 players to electric cars.

Read the press release here: New Nanostructure for Batteries Keeps Going and Going … | SLAC News Center.

Read the journal paper here: “Stable cycling of double-walled silicon nanotube battery anodes through solid–electrolyte interphase control” by Hui Wu and Gerentt Chan, et al., Nature Nanotechnology 7, 310–315(2012)doi:10.1038/nnano.2012.35

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