Electrochemical Characteristics of Silicon/Carbon Composites for Anode Materials of Lithium Ion Batteries

리튬이온배터리 음극활물질 Silicon/Carbon 복합소재의 전기화학적 특성

  • Park, Ji Yong (Department of Chemical Engineering, Chungbuk national Univ.) ;
  • Jung, Min Zy (Department of Chemical Engineering, Chungbuk national Univ.) ;
  • Lee, Jong Dae (Department of Chemical Engineering, Chungbuk national Univ.)
  • Received : 2014.10.29
  • Accepted : 2014.11.20
  • Published : 2015.02.10


Silicon/carbon composites as anode materials for lithium-ion batteries were examined to find the cycle performance and capacity. Silicon/carbon composites were prepared by a two-step method, including the magnesiothermic reduction of SBA-15 (Santa Barbara Amorphous material No. 15) and carbonization of phenol resin. The electrochemical behaviors of lithium ion batteries were characterized by charge/discharge, cycle, cyclic voltammetry and impedance tests. The improved electrochemical performance attributed to the fact that silicon/carbon composites suppress the volume expansion of the silicon particles and enhance the conductivity of silicon/carbon composites (30 ohm) compared to that of using the pure silicon (235 ohm). The anode electrode of silicon/carbon composites showed the high capacity approaching 1,348 mAh/g and the capacity retention ratio of 76% after 50 cycles.


Silicon/carbon;Anode material;SBA-15;magnesiothermic reduction;Lithium ion battery


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