Graphite is currently the most common anode material in lithium-ion batteries. [+] Read more
The job of the anode in a battery is to collect and accelerate the positively charged electrons emitted by the cathode. Graphite’s excellent ability to conduct electricity while resisting heat and corrosion makes it a good candidate for the anode job in lithium-ion batteries, but future electronics will require increasingly more energy from increasingly smaller batteries. Cars, computers, phones, and even lifesaving medical devices require efficient batteries that are lightweight, small, quick to charge, and that keep running for days or even weeks between charges.
Build a Better Battery
Building a better battery requires better anode materials, and silicon is widely regarded as a promising upgrade to traditional graphite. Silicon is a better partner for lithium because silicon can potentially hold up to 20 times more lithium than graphite. Imagine a silicon car battery that’s the same size as a graphite battery but holds 20 times more power or a silicon car battery that holds as much power as your current battery but that is significantly smaller and more lightweight. Imagine a cell phone that you only need to charge once a week. Imagine a pacemaker that’s smaller, lighter, and lasts longer than anything on the market today. That’s the power of silicon.
ACS Material provides a range of high-quality silicon-based anode materials that are trusted by researchers and engineers around the world. Our silicon materials are prepared using sophisticated methods that result in products that are pure, consistent, and ideal for a wide number of applications.