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Title: Silicon-Copper Helical Arrays for New Generation Lithium Ion Batteries

The helical array (with 10 atom % Cu) exhibits 3130 mAh gā€“1 with 83% columbic efficiency and retains 83% of its initial discharge capacity after 100th cycle. Homogeneously distributed interspaces between the helical arrays accommodate high volumetric changes upon cycling and copper atoms form a conductive network to buffer the mechanical stress generated in the electrode while minimizing electrochemical agglomeration of Si. Also, ion assistance is believed to enhance the density of the helices at the bottom thus increasing the adhesion
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Journal Article
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Journal Name: Nano Letters; Journal Volume: 15; Journal Issue: 10
American Chemical Society
Research Org:
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)
Sponsoring Org:
Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK)
Country of Publication:
United States
CuSi thin film; Lithium-ion batteries; anode; glancing angle deposition; helices; ion-assisted deposition