3D Scaffolded Nickel-Tin Li-Ion Anodes with Enhanced Cyclability

Huigang Zhang, Tan Shi, David J. Wetzel, Ralph G. Nuzzo, Paul V. Braun

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A 3D mechanically stable scaffold is shown to accommodate the volume change of a high-specific-capacity nickel-tin nanocomposite during operation as a Li-ion battery anode. The nickel-tin anode is supported by an electrochemically inactive conductive scaffold with an engineered free volume and controlled characteristic dimensions, which engender the electrode with significantly improved cyclability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)742-747
Number of pages6
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 27 2016


  • 3D scaffolds
  • anode materials
  • lithium ion batteries
  • mesostructures
  • nickel-tin anodes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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