Cyclic Performance Tests of Si/MWCNT Composite Lithium Ion Battery Anodes at Different Temperatures
U. Tocoglu, O. Cevher, H. Akbulut
Sakarya University, Engineering Faculty, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Esentepe Campus 54187, Turkey
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In this study silicon-multi walled carbon nanotube (Si-MWCNT) lithium ion battery anodes were produced and their electrochemical galvanostatic charge/discharge tests were conducted at various (25°C, 35°C, 50°C) temperatures to determine the cyclic behaviors of anode at different temperatures. Anodes were produced via vacuum filtration and DC magnetron sputtering technique. Silicon was sputtered onto buckypapers to form: composite structure of anodes. SEM analysis was conducted to determine morphology of buckypapers and Si-MWCNT composite anodes. Structural and phase analyses were conducted via X-ray diffraction and Raman Spectroscopy technique. CR2016 coin cells were assembled for electrochemical tests. Cyclic voltammetry test were carried out to determine the reversibility of reactions between anodes and reference electrode between 0.01-2.0 V potential window. Galvanostatic charge/discharge tests were performed to determine cycle performance of anodes at different temperatures.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.127.1059
PACS numbers: 77.55.df, 81.15.Cd, 82.47.Aa, 78.67.Sc, 61.48.De