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Min ZHU(memzhu@scut.edu.cn)


Silicon-carbon (Si-C) composites, with microstructure of multi-scaled Si particles being homogenously dispersed in micro-sized carbon matrix, had been prepared by dielectric barrier discharge plasma assisted two-step milling for the first time. The Si-C composite anode had a discharge capacity of 1259 mAh·g-1 at the first cycle, while the capacity retained 474 and 396 mAh·g-1 after 20 and 100 cycles, respectively. Charge-discharge curves and AC impedance response indicated that both silicon and carbon phases in the composite anode were involved during the lithiation/delithiation reactions and the electron transport resistance in the Si-C composite anode was much lower than that in the pure Si anode.

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lithium-ion batteries, anode, Si-C composites, discharge plasma, ball milling

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