Novel synthesis of Silicon/Carbon nanotubes microspheres as anode additives through chemical vapor deposition in fluidized bed reactors

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  • Hong ZHAO
  • Ning TU
  • Weibin ZHANG
  • Min ZHANG
  • Jian WANG


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-54
Journal / PublicationScripta Materialia
Online published14 Oct 2020
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2021
Externally publishedYes


Herein, we synthesized Si/carbon nanotube microspheres (Si/CNTsS) via a two-step process, where the carbon nanotube microspheres (CNTsS) were first fabricated by spray drying, followed by the deposition of nano-silicon on/into the obtained CNTsS through chemical vapor deposition (CVD) in fluidized bed reactors (FBR). By adding the Si/CNTsS materials as an anode additive with the mass ratio of 10% to graphite, the hybrid anode possess a high specific capacity of over 500 mAh/g, much higher than that of commercial graphite (350mAhg−1). Most strikingly, the preparation cost of nano–Si can be reduced effectively via the CVD in FBR method, thus the responding Si/CNTsS have the potential to be widely used as practical anode additive in high-energy-density lithium-ion batteries.

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  • Anode, Carbon Nanotubes Microspheres, Chemical Vapor Deposition, Fluidized Bed Reactors, Silicon

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