Electrochemical behaviors of diamond-like-carbon-coated silicon monoxide-graphite composite anode for Li-ion battery

Jun Kyu Lee, Woo Young Yoon, Bok Ki Kim

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The effects of a diamond-like carbon (DLC) coating on a silicon monoxide-graphite composite electrode are studied in order to improve the electrochemical characteristics of silicon monoxide anodes. The DLC is applied through plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition and identified by high-resolution transmission electron microscopy, Raman spectroscopy, and electron microprobe analysis. DLC-coated siliconmonoxide- graphite composite anode/LiCoO2 full-cells (CR2032) are then assembled in an argon-filled glove-box. The discharge capacity of the coated cell is 523 mA h g-1 at the first cycle and 409 mA h g-1 at the 100th cycle at a 0.5 C rate. The 100-cycle capacity retention is 78.2%, which is greater than that of the bare cell (52%). The improved electrochemical characteristics of theDLC-coated cell are determined through impedance, energy-dispersive X-ray, and scanning electron microscopy analyzes. Because the DLC has a high Young's modulus and chemical stability, the coated silicon monoxide- graphite composite maintains a high capacity during cycling.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)A1348-A1352
JournalJournal of the Electrochemical Society
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electrochemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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