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Enhancing the performance of germanium nanowire anodes for Li-ion batteries by direct growth on textured copper

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Abstract

Herein, textured Cu foil is presented as an attractive current collector substrate for directly grown Ge nanowire (NW) anodes. Compared to planar stainless steel (SS) current collectors, textured Cu led to an increase in achievable mass loading, removal of the requirement for a catalyst deposition step, improved adhesion of the active material and dramatically enhanced capacity retention. When SS and textured Cu foil based anodes with similar areal loadings (∼1.4 mA h cm−2) were compared, the capacity after 250 cycles for textured Cu was 2.7 times higher than the SS anode, illustrating the key role of the current collector.

Graphical abstract: Enhancing the performance of germanium nanowire anodes for Li-ion batteries by direct growth on textured copper

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Submitted
09 May 2019
Accepted
12 Jun 2019
First published
13 Jun 2019

Chem. Commun., 2019,55, 7780-7783
Article type
Communication

Enhancing the performance of germanium nanowire anodes for Li-ion batteries by direct growth on textured copper

H. Geaney, G. Bree, K. Stokes, G. A. Collins, I. S. Aminu, T. Kennedy and K. M. Ryan, Chem. Commun., 2019, 55, 7780
DOI: 10.1039/C9CC03579F

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