Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics

, Volume 29, Issue 17, pp 15042–15051 | Cite as

Three dimensional network Si–C composite coating constructed by porous skeletons as an integrated anode for lithium-ion batteries

  • Yuge Fu
  • Qi YangEmail author


This paper reports a facile knife coating route to synthesize Cu-supported Si–C composite as an integrated anode for lithium-ion batteries. The composite displays a three dimensional (3D) network structure constructed by porous skeletons with Si nano-particles encapsulated in carbon matrix. The Cu-supported Si–C composite electrode demonstrates good capacity retention performance and rate performance. It delivers a high capacity of 1429 mA h g−1 at a current density of 1 A g−1 after 100 cycles and a capacity of 677 mA h g−1 at a high current density up to 20 A g−1. There are two facts responsible for its excellent electrochemical performance: (1) 3D network structure produced by volatilization of polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) improves structure stability of the electrode; (2) abundant tunnels in skeletons made by volatilization of polyethylene glycol (PEG) increases diffusion of lithium-ions in the electrode.



This work was financially supported by the Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 51701114) and Shanghai Municipal Education Commission (High-energy Beam Intelligent Processing and Green Manufacturing).


This study was funded by the Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 51701114) and Shanghai Municipal Education Commission (High-energy Beam Intelligent Processing and Green Manufacturing).

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The authors declare that we have no conflict of interest.


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  1. 1.School of Materials EngineeringShanghai University of Engineering ScienceShanghaiChina

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