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Title: Ex Situ Investigation of Anisotropic Interconnection in Silicon-Titanium-Nickel Alloy Anode Material

Abstract

Herein we investigate the nanostructural evolution of Silicon-Titanium-Nickel (Si-Ti-Ni) ternary alloy material synthesized by melt spinning process for advanced lithium-ion battery anode. The synthesized material was found to have nano-Silicon particles dispersed in the Ti 4Ni 4Si 7 (STN) alloy buffering matrix and was characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), High resolution- transmission electron microscope (HR-TEM), Scanning transmission electron microscopes - energy dispersive X-ray spectrometer (STEM-EDS), and electrochemical performance test. The role of STN matrix is to accommodate the volume expansion stresses of the dispersed Si nanoparticles. However, an interesting behavior was observed during cycling. The Si nanoparticles were observed to form interconnection channels growing through the weak STN matrix cracks and evolving to a network isolating the STN matrix into small puddles. In conclusion, this unique nanostructural evolution of Si particles and isolation of the STN matrix failing to offer significant buffering effect to the grown Si network eventually accelerates more volume expansions during cycling due to less mechanical confinement and leads to performance degradation and poor cycle stability.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [4];  [4];  [5];  [2];  [1]
  1. North Carolina A&T State Univ., Greensboro, NC (United States)
  2. Seoul National Univ., Seoul (South Korea)
  3. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  4. Samsung SDI, Gyunggi-do (South Korea)
  5. Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1364057
Report Number(s):
NREL/JA-5K00-68687
Journal ID: ISSN 0013-4651
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of the Electrochemical Society
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 164; Journal Issue: 6; Journal ID: ISSN 0013-4651
Publisher:
The Electrochemical Society
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; microstructure; silicon anode; silicon ternary alloy; structural evolution

Citation Formats

Cho, Jong -Soo, Alaboina, Pankaj Kumar, Kang, Chan -Soon, Kim, Seul -Cham, Son, Seoung -Bum, Suh, Soonsung, Kim, Jaehyuk, Kwon, Seunguk, Lee, Se -Hee, Oh, Kyu -Hwan, and Cho, Sung -Jin. Ex Situ Investigation of Anisotropic Interconnection in Silicon-Titanium-Nickel Alloy Anode Material. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1149/2.0221706jes.
Cho, Jong -Soo, Alaboina, Pankaj Kumar, Kang, Chan -Soon, Kim, Seul -Cham, Son, Seoung -Bum, Suh, Soonsung, Kim, Jaehyuk, Kwon, Seunguk, Lee, Se -Hee, Oh, Kyu -Hwan, & Cho, Sung -Jin. Ex Situ Investigation of Anisotropic Interconnection in Silicon-Titanium-Nickel Alloy Anode Material. United States. doi:10.1149/2.0221706jes.
Cho, Jong -Soo, Alaboina, Pankaj Kumar, Kang, Chan -Soon, Kim, Seul -Cham, Son, Seoung -Bum, Suh, Soonsung, Kim, Jaehyuk, Kwon, Seunguk, Lee, Se -Hee, Oh, Kyu -Hwan, and Cho, Sung -Jin. Fri . "Ex Situ Investigation of Anisotropic Interconnection in Silicon-Titanium-Nickel Alloy Anode Material". United States. doi:10.1149/2.0221706jes. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1364057.
@article{osti_1364057,
title = {Ex Situ Investigation of Anisotropic Interconnection in Silicon-Titanium-Nickel Alloy Anode Material},
author = {Cho, Jong -Soo and Alaboina, Pankaj Kumar and Kang, Chan -Soon and Kim, Seul -Cham and Son, Seoung -Bum and Suh, Soonsung and Kim, Jaehyuk and Kwon, Seunguk and Lee, Se -Hee and Oh, Kyu -Hwan and Cho, Sung -Jin},
abstractNote = {Herein we investigate the nanostructural evolution of Silicon-Titanium-Nickel (Si-Ti-Ni) ternary alloy material synthesized by melt spinning process for advanced lithium-ion battery anode. The synthesized material was found to have nano-Silicon particles dispersed in the Ti4Ni4Si7 (STN) alloy buffering matrix and was characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), High resolution- transmission electron microscope (HR-TEM), Scanning transmission electron microscopes - energy dispersive X-ray spectrometer (STEM-EDS), and electrochemical performance test. The role of STN matrix is to accommodate the volume expansion stresses of the dispersed Si nanoparticles. However, an interesting behavior was observed during cycling. The Si nanoparticles were observed to form interconnection channels growing through the weak STN matrix cracks and evolving to a network isolating the STN matrix into small puddles. In conclusion, this unique nanostructural evolution of Si particles and isolation of the STN matrix failing to offer significant buffering effect to the grown Si network eventually accelerates more volume expansions during cycling due to less mechanical confinement and leads to performance degradation and poor cycle stability.},
doi = {10.1149/2.0221706jes},
journal = {Journal of the Electrochemical Society},
number = 6,
volume = 164,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Mar 10 00:00:00 EST 2017},
month = {Fri Mar 10 00:00:00 EST 2017}
}

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