We have investigated the structural and electrochemical properties of Cu-Si nanocomposite electrode fabricated by co-sputtering method. Reversible capacity of an amorphous Si electrode is degraded continuously with increasing cycle number up to 40 cycles. However, a Cu-Si nanocomposite electrode, where Cu nano-dots are embedded in an amorphous Si matrix, shows an excellent reversible capacity with a stable value of ca. 400 μA h cm-2 μm-1 up to 40 cycles. The improved reversible capacity of the Cu-Si nanocomposite electrodes is attributed to the enhanced structural stability of the electrodes due to the presence of the Cu nano-dots evenly distributed throughout the Si matrix.
- Cycling performance
- Li batteries
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
- Energy Engineering and Power Technology
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering