Nano-tube-like surface structure in graphite anodes for lithium-ion secondary batteries

Koji Moriguchi, Yutaka Itoh, Shinji Munetoh, Kazuhito Kamei, Masaru Abe, Atsuo Omaru, Masayuki Nagamine

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We report microstructures on the surface of graphite particles found in practicable carbon anodes by means of high-resolution transmission electron microscopy. The surfaces consist of "closed-edge" structures constructed in a similar manner as carbon nano-tube. We have also investigated the formation mechanism of these nano-structures using molecular dynamics simulations based on the Tersoff potential. From electrochemical measurements, the carbon anodes composed of these "closed-edge" structures show actually high battery performance with a large discharge capacity and a small irreversible capacity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-129
Number of pages3
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2002
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the Tsukuba Symposium on Carbon Nanotube in Com (CNT10) - Tsukuba, Japan
Duration: Oct 3 2001Oct 5 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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