Silicon Anode Consortium
NREL has joined other national laboratories in a research effort as part of the Silicon Anode Consortium, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's Vehicle Technologies Office.
The other national laboratories in the consortium include:
- Argonne National Laboratory
- Sandia National Laboratories
- Oak Ridge National Laboratory
- Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
The consortium focuses on understanding and eliminating barriers to implementing silicon-based anodes in Li-ion cells. This work employs advanced characterization techniques, coupled with state-of-the-art research facilities across the national labs, and covers a broad range of research—from foundational science related to the initial chemical interactions of organic electrolytes with silicon interfaces to the development of full electrode/full cell chemistry.
The following reports provide more information about the research conducted by the Silicon Anode Consortium.
- Silicon Electrolyte Interface Stabilization, First Quarter Progress Report 2018
- Next Generation Anodes for Lithium-Ion Batteries, First Quarter Progress Report 2018
For more information about the Silicon Anode Consortium, contact NREL's Anthony Burrell, 303-384-6666.