Effect of MWCNT on the performances of the rounded shape natural graphite as anode material for lithium-ion batteries

Sang Young Lee, Jong Hyeok Park, Pilkyu Park, Jong Hun Kim, Soonho Ahn, Kyeong Jik Lee, Hyung Dong Lee, Jae Sung Park, Deok Hyeong Kim, Yeon Uk Jeong

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Multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT) with bundle-type morphology was introduced as a new functional additive working as a particle connector or an expansion absorber in the anodes of lithium-ion batteries. By controlling the dispersion process, the MWCNT bundles were successfully divided and dispersed between the host particles. The composite anode consisting of rounded shape natural graphite and 2 wt.% of MWCNT exhibited the capacity of 300 mAh g -1 at 3 C rate and excellent cyclability. The well-dispersed MWCNT bundles made it possible to relieve the large strains developed at high discharge C rates and to keep the electrical contact between the host particles during repeated intercalation/deintercalation. This study has also emphasized that when high C-rate applications of lithium-ion batteries are targeted, it is important to get optimum content of MWCNT as well as uniform dispersion of their bundles in the composite anodes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)951-956
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Solid State Electrochemistry
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jun

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Funding Information:
This research was supported by LG Chem in Korea. The authors greatly appreciate the financial support and insightful discussions.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • General Materials Science
  • Electrochemistry


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