Preparation and Characterization of Polypyrrole-Coated Silicon Nanoparticles

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Silicon (Si) nanoparticles were stabilized by sodium dodecyl sulfate and poly(Nvinylpyrrolidone) in water, and coated with polypyrrole (PPy) via an in-situ polymerization of pyrrole with FeCl3. TEM images revealed that the Si nanoparticles were successfully coated with PPy (average thickness, ~2 nm). The Li/PPy-coated Si electrode exhibited improved discharge capacities, when compared to that of a reported Li/pure Si electrode. PPy-coatings on the Si nanoparticles acted as efficient conducting agents and prevented an extraction of the cracked Si fragments into the electrolyte to some extent.

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Periodical:

Solid State Phenomena (Volume 119)

Edited by:

Chang Kyu Rhee

Pages:

295-298

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/SSP.119.295

Citation:

H. S. La et al., "Preparation and Characterization of Polypyrrole-Coated Silicon Nanoparticles", Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 119, pp. 295-298, 2007

Online since:

January 2007

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