Strategies to Improve the Cycling Performance of Lithium Storage Alloys

  • M. Wachtler
  • M. Winter
  • J. O. Besenhard
Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAII, volume 61)


Metals and intermetallics, such as Al, Sn, Si, Sb, SnSb, etc. which can reversibly alloy with Li are well known for their high theoretical specific charges and charge densities and have repeatedly been suggested as materials for the negative electrode in Li-ion batteries. Unfortunately, the uptake of such large amounts of Li causes enormous volume changes, which for conventional coarse-grained or bulky materials lead to a fast mechanical disintegration and to electrode failure.


Composite Electrode Solid Electrolyte Interphase Electrochemical Impedance Spectrum Bulky Material Phase Separation Effect 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Wachtler
    • 1
  • M. Winter
    • 1
  • J. O. Besenhard
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Chemical Technology of Inorganic MaterialsGraz University of TechnologyAustria

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