U.S. Army and Applied Nanotech jump on silicon anode bandwagon

The U.S. Army is granting another $100,000 to Applied Nanotech (see the October 26, 2009 LRNJ) to develop a silicon nanoparticle-based anode for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs). While silicon has theoretical energy capacities of around 4,200 mAh/g – conventional graphitic carbon is only around 370 mAh/...

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