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Title: Method of fabricating electrodes including high-capacity, binder-free anodes for lithium-ion batteries

Abstract

An electrode (110) is provided that may be used in an electrochemical device (100) such as an energy storage/discharge device, e.g., a lithium-ion battery, or an electrochromic device, e.g., a smart window. Hydrothermal techniques and vacuum filtration methods were applied to fabricate the electrode (110). The electrode (110) includes an active portion (140) that is made up of electrochemically active nanoparticles, with one embodiment utilizing 3d-transition metal oxides to provide the electrochemical capacity of the electrode (110). The active material (140) may include other electrochemical materials, such as silicon, tin, lithium manganese oxide, and lithium iron phosphate. The electrode (110) also includes a matrix or net (170) of electrically conductive nanomaterial that acts to connect and/or bind the active nanoparticles (140) such that no binder material is required in the electrode (110), which allows more active materials (140) to be included to improve energy density and other desirable characteristics of the electrode. The matrix material (170) may take the form of carbon nanotubes, such as single-wall, double-wall, and/or multi-wall nanotubes, and be provided as about 2 to 30 percent weight of the electrode (110) with the rest being the active material (140).

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Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1338905
Patent Number(s):
9543054
Application Number:
13/672,486
Assignee:
Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Golden, CO)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01M - PROCESSES OR MEANS, e.g. BATTERIES, FOR THE DIRECT CONVERSION OF CHEMICAL ENERGY INTO ELECTRICAL ENERGY
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01B - CABLES
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 Nov 08
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Ban, Chunmei, Wu, Zhuangchun, and Dillon, Anne C. Method of fabricating electrodes including high-capacity, binder-free anodes for lithium-ion batteries. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Ban, Chunmei, Wu, Zhuangchun, & Dillon, Anne C. Method of fabricating electrodes including high-capacity, binder-free anodes for lithium-ion batteries. United States.
Ban, Chunmei, Wu, Zhuangchun, and Dillon, Anne C. Tue . "Method of fabricating electrodes including high-capacity, binder-free anodes for lithium-ion batteries". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1338905.
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