Effect of Tungsten Nanolayer Coating on Si Electrode in Lithium-ion Battery

Byung Dae Son, Jun Kyu Lee, Woo Young Yoon

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Tungsten (W) was coated onto a silicon (Si) anode at the nanoscale via the physical vaporization deposition method (PVD) to enhance its electrochemical properties. The characteristics of the electrode were identified by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), energy dispersive X-ray analysis, and electron probe X-ray microanalysis. With the electrochemical property analysis, the first charge capacities of the W-coated and uncoated electrode cells were 2558 mAh g− 1 and 1912 mAh g− 1, respectively. By the 50th cycle, the capacity ratios were 61.1 and 25.5%, respectively. Morphology changes in the W-coated Si anode during cycling were observed using SEM and TEM, and electrochemical characteristics were examined through impedance analysis. Owing to its conductivity and mechanical properties from the atomic W layer coating through PVD, the electrode improved its cyclability and preserved its structure from volumetric demolition.

Original languageEnglish
Article number58
JournalNanoscale Research Letters
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Korean government (MEST) (2016R1A2B3009481 and 2017M3A9E2093907).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2018, The Author(s).


  • Electrochemical reaction
  • Lithium-ion battery
  • Physical vaporization deposition
  • Silicon anode

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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