Day: December 18, 2020

Amorphous Silicon Advantages

Blog The silicon most people are familiar with is the crystalline form found in computer semiconductor chips. The silicon in these chips is created by atomic layer deposition (ALD) in a crystalline form. Also, the early development of silicon anodes in the EV industry builds upon this ALD process, thus using crystalline silicon. In contrast, Cyclohexasilane deposits an amorphous silicon structure, a-Si, which offers many advantages: Can be deposited at lower temperatures, << 400 °C, …

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Cyclohexasilane Enables Silicon Anodes

Blog The EV industry needs more powerful, cost-effective batteries capable of addressing range anxiety, charging time, and longevity. Many chemistries and manufacturing methods are being investigated. From a material performance perspective, silicon anodes show to have the most promise. However, the question remains whether the manufacturing methods used to create these anodes retains the enhanced charge capacity. Silicon anodes have long been sought for use in lithium-ion batteries due to their order of magnitude higher …

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CHS Liquid Silicon & Electric Vehicle Adoption: both deliver <$100/KWh Battery

Blog The Electric Vehicle (EV) industry’s biggest need is a more powerful battery for the industry to see the growth that is required to hit the industry goals of EV adoption. Unfortunately, traditional graphite anode’s charge capacity, cycle life, charging time, and thermal runaway are limited. Leading the charge to fix this issue is silicon anode technology.  Silicon anodes address performance as well as manufacturing cost. A silicon nanowire (Si NW) anode thickness is a …

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