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Single walled carbon nanotubes for enhanced performance of Li-ion batteries

Younes Ziat, Anas Benyounes, Omar El Rhazouani, Charaf Laghlimi, Maryama Hammi


In the best of our knowledge, Li-ion batteries are still encountering some problems such as formation of dendrites due to the accumulation of the Li atoms in the graphite until forming a bridge between the anode and cathode then that causes  short circuits .This  situation has prompted us to think about finding alternatives to the anodic side of the battery, thus, this work is devoted to the use of  single walled carbon nanotubes having a diameter of about 1.75 nm in the batteries of lithium ion in order to increase their performance. As the carbon nanotube was used as an anode to receive more lithium and the performance of this anode were compared to the graphite, it has been found that in fact the carbon nanotube allows a longer life cycle of the battery and avoids many problems during its use. 

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