Authors: Jan Petter Mæhlen
Title: Silicon on the Road
Affiliation: Institute for Energy Technology, IFE
IFE together with the UiO, University of Tours (France) and SINTEF recently started a new project “Silicon-on-the-Road”, with the primary aim to develop new silicon-based anode materials for lithium ion batteries. Stabilizing the surfaces of silicon particles has proven to be the most challenging step in the development of high capacity silicon-based electrodes. One of the objectives is therefore to create a material that than can coat the active particles and deliver structural integrity for the anode while keeping all the attractive properties of silicon.
The project encompasses a range of coating and analyses methodologies. The current presentation will focus on results obtained using one of the more versatile methods; Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) and our recent results on thin-film electrodes of amorphous Si as model systems for coating development.
This project is co-funded by Norwegian industry and the Research Counsil of Norway through the EnergiX program.