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High capacity monolithic composite Si/carbon fiber electrode architectures synthesized from low cost materials and process technologies

United States Patent

9,929,400
March 27, 2018
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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)
UT-BATTELLE, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
14/ 021,743
20140038042
September 9, 2013
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH This invention was made with government support under contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in this invention.