High-power lithium ion microbatteries from interdigitated three-dimensional bicontinuous nanoporous electrodes

James H. Pikul, Hui Gang Zhang, Jiung Cho, Paul V. Braun, William P. King

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Abstract

High-performance miniature power sources could enable new microelectronic systems. Here we report lithium ion microbatteries having power densities up to 7.4 mW cm-2 μm-1, which equals or exceeds that of the best supercapacitors, and which is 2,000 times higher than that of other microbatteries. Our key insight is that the battery microarchitecture can concurrently optimize ion and electron transport for high-power delivery, realized here as a three-dimensional bicontinuous interdigitated microelectrodes. The battery microarchitecture affords trade-offs between power and energy density that result in a high-performance power source, and which is scalable to larger areas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1732
JournalNature communications
Volume4
DOIs
StatePublished - May 20 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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