Schematic representation of a detail in the multi-layered anode.

6 Sep 2017

The porosity of the nanostructured Tantalum (in black) enables the formation of silicon channels (in blue) allowing lithium ions to travel faster within the battery. The rigidity of the tantalum scaffold also limits the expansion of the silicon and preserve structural integrity. 

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OIST Nanoparticles by Design Unit

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