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Keywords:

  • anode materials;
  • carbon;
  • lithium-ion batteries;
  • nanoparticles;
  • silicon
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Full charge ahead: Hydrothermal carbonization of glucose in the presence of Si nanoparticles yields a Si@SiOx/C nanocomposite that has high reversible lithium-storage capacity, excellent cycling performance, and high rate capability. This material shows promise as an anode material in lithium-ion batteries.