Superlattice-structured films by magnetron sputtering as new era electrodes for advanced lithium-ion batteries

Keleş Ö. , Karahan B. D. , Eryilmaz L., Amine R., Abouimrane A., Chen Z., ...More

NANO ENERGY, vol.76, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 76
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.nanoen.2020.105094
  • Title of Journal : NANO ENERGY


Sustaining a sound structure in Si-based anodes is extremely challenging because of the high volumetric expansion that occurs upon cycling. To maintain capacity retention during the cycling, there is a need for new designs that rely on engineering-specific hierarchical geometries and/or optimized composite compositions such that at least one of the multiple elements serves as buffer and/or electron conductive pathway in the electrodes. Here, we report an innovative design in which alternate layers of atomic structures involving multiple elements form a new anode material for lithium-ion batteries.