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A Major Constituent of Brown Algae for Use in High-Capacity Li-Ion Batteries
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It is shown that mixing Si nanopowder with alginate, a natural polysaccharide extracted from brown algae, yields a stable battery anode possessing reversible capacity eight times higher than that of the state-of-the-art graphitic anodes.
Toward efficient binders for Li-ion battery Si-based anodes: polyacrylic acid.
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It is shown for the first time that pure poly(acrylic acid) (PAA), possessing certain mechanical properties comparable to those of CMC but containing a higher concentration of carboxylic functional groups, may offer superior performance as a binder for Si anodes.
Carbide‐Derived Carbons: Effect of Pore Size on Hydrogen Uptake and Heat of Adsorption
Cryoadsorption is a promising method of enhancing gravimetric and volumetric onboard H2 storage capacity for future transportation needs. Inexpensive carbide‐derived carbons (CDCs), produced by
Hydrothermal Carbonization of Abundant Renewable Natural Organic Chemicals for High‐Performance Supercapacitor Electrodes
This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Wei, L., Sevilla, M., Fuertes, A. B., Mokaya, R. and Yushin, G. (2011), Hydrothermal Carbonization of Abundant Renewable Natural Organic
High-performance lithium-ion anodes using a hierarchical bottom-up approach.
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A large-scale hierarchical bottom-up assembly route for the formation of Si on the nanoscale--containing rigid and robust spheres with irregular channels for rapid access of Li ions into the particle bulk.
High‐Capacity Anode Materials for Lithium‐Ion Batteries: Choice of Elements and Structures for Active Particles
Growing market demand for portable energy storage has triggered significant research on high‐capacity lithium‐ion (Li‐ion) battery anodes. Various elements have been utilized in innovative structures
Detonation Nanodiamond and Onion‐Like‐Carbon‐Embedded Polyaniline for Supercapacitors
The detonation nanodiamond is a versatile low‐cost nanomaterial with tunable properties and surface chemistry. In this work, it is shown how the application of nanodiamond (ND) can greatly increase
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