High-Performance Energy-Storage Architectures from Carbon Nanotubes and Nanocrystal Building Blocks

Authors

  • Zheng Chen,

    1. Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
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  • Dieqing Zhang,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai 200234, China
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  • Xiaolei Wang,

    1. Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
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  • Xilai Jia,

    1. Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    2. Beijing Key Laboratory of Green Chemical Reaction, Engineering and Technology, Department of Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, PR China
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  • Fei Wei,

    1. Beijing Key Laboratory of Green Chemical Reaction, Engineering and Technology, Department of Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, PR China
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  • Hexing Li,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemistry, Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai 200234, China
    • Hexing Li, Department of Chemistry, Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai 200234, China

      Yunfeng Lu, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA.

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  • Yunfeng Lu

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    • Hexing Li, Department of Chemistry, Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai 200234, China

      Yunfeng Lu, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA.

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Abstract

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High-performance energy-storage architectures are fabricated by forming conformal coatings of active nanocrystal building blocks on preformed carbon nanotube conductive scaffolds for lithium ion electrodes. This unique structure offers effective pathways for charge transport, high active-material loading, structure robustness, and flexibility. This general approach enables the fabrication of a new family of high-performance architectures for energy storage and many other applications.

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