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Keywords:

  • Batteries;
  • Carbon;
  • Electrodes;
  • Lithium;
  • Lithium-ion batteries;
  • Nanostructures;
  • Tin
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An innovative electrode, formed from tin nanoparticles embedded in a carbon matrix is obtained. The compact, composite structure maintains the benefits of nanodimensions but keeps a surface area small, reducing its reactivity and the associated safety risks. The Sn–C electrode has a life extending to several hundreds of cycles with a delivered constant capacity as high as 500 mA h g–1 (see figure) and exceptional performance in a new type of high-performance, advanced lithium-ion battery.