Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 43, Issue 9, pp 3149–3152 | Cite as

Electrochemical investigation of silicon/carbon composite as anode material for lithium ion batteries

  • Pengjian ZuoEmail author
  • Zhenbo Wang
  • Geping Yin
  • Dechang Jia
  • Xinqun Cheng
  • Chunyu Du
  • Pengfei Shi


Silicon-graphite composites were prepared by mechanical ball milling for 20 h under argon protection. The microstructure and electrochemical performance of the composites were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy, and electrochemical experiments. XRD showed that the materials prepared by ball milling were composites consisting of Si and graphite powders. The composite electrode showed the best performance, especially when annealed at 200 °C for 2 h, which had a reversible capacity of 595 mAh g−1 and an initial coulombic efficiency of 66%, and still retained 469 mAh g−1 after 40 cycles with about 0.6% capacity loss per cycle.


Anode Material Composite Electrode Coulomb Efficiency Reversible Capacity High Reversible Capacity 



This work was partially supported by The Natural Science Foundation of China (no. 20673032) and the Key Scientific & Technological Programme of Heilongjiang Province of China (no. GB06A309).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pengjian Zuo
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Zhenbo Wang
    • 2
  • Geping Yin
    • 2
  • Dechang Jia
    • 1
  • Xinqun Cheng
    • 2
  • Chunyu Du
    • 2
  • Pengfei Shi
    • 2
  1. 1.Postdoctoral Station of Materials Science and Engineering, School of Materials Science and EngineeringHarbin Institute of TechnologyHarbinChina
  2. 2.Department of Applied ChemistryHarbin Institute of TechnologyHarbinChina

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