Fracture in next generation nanocomposite Li-anodes

K. E. Aifantis, S. A. Hackney, J. P. Dempsey

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Experimental evidence suggests that the most promising next-generation anode materials for rechargeable Li-ion batteries are activelinactive nanocomposites. Such anodes would have a capacity 2-10 times greater than that of current graphitic anodes. What inhibits the commercial use of such materials systems is the fracture which occurs at the active site surface once Li-insertion/de-insertion takes place during electrochemical cycling. The present paper is the first study to fabricate activelinactive anodes based on mechanical analysis that predict configurations and volume fractions that will minimize crack formation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication12th International Conference on Fracture 2009, ICF-12
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event12th International Conference on Fracture 2009, ICF-12 - Ottawa, ON, Canada
Duration: Jul 12 2009Jul 17 2009

Publication series

Name12th International Conference on Fracture 2009, ICF-12


Other12th International Conference on Fracture 2009, ICF-12
CityOttawa, ON

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology


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