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HIGH CAPACITY MONOLITHIC COMPOSITE SI/CARBON FIBER ELECTRODE ARCHITECTURES SYNTHESIZED FROM LOW COST MATERIALS AND PROCESS TECHNOLOGIES

United States Patent Application

20140038042
A1
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A composite Si-carbon fiber comprising a carbon matrix material with 1-90 wt % silicon embedded therein. The composite carbon fibers are incorporated into electrodes for batteries. The battery can be a lithium ion battery. A method of making an electrode incorporating composite Si-carbon fibers is also disclosed.
RIOS, Orlando (Knoxville, TN), DANIEL, Claus (Knoxville, TN), TENHAEFF, Wyatt Evan (Rochester, NY), MARTHA, Surendra K. (Knoxville, TN)
14/ 021,743
September 9, 2013
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH [0002] This invention was made with government support under contract No. DE-AC05-000R22725 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in this invention.