A lithium-ion battery based on LiFePO

Pier Paolo Prosini, Maria Carewska, Fabio Maroni, Roberto Tossici, Francesco Nobili

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In this paper, the preparation and chemical-physical characterization of a composite material made of silicon nanoparticles (nSi) and reduced graphene oxide (RGO) for using as an anode for lithium-ion batteries are reported. The nSi/RGO composite was synthesized by microwave irradiation followed by a thermal treatment under reducing atmosphere of a mixture of nSi and graphene oxide, and characterized by XRD, SEM, and TGA. The nanostructured material was used to prepare an electrode, and its electrochemical performance was evaluated in a lithium cell by galvanostatic cycles at various charge rates. The electrode was then coupled with a LiFePO4cathode to fabricate a full lithium-ion battery cell and the cell performance evaluated as a function of the discharge rate and cycle number.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145 - 151
Number of pages7
JournalSolid State Ionics
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2015


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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