October 6, 2022 UMD Home FabLab AIMLab

Composite Textile Yarn

CNT-Si composite yarn from a vertically aligned CNT array that can withstand the spinning process.

Research Insights

Vertically aligned carbon nanotubes (CNT) arrays were successfully spun into a yarn followed by Si-loading as active materials, with Li-storage capacity five times that of graphite anodes.

Science Impact

A highly scalable process was developed to produce a mechanically robust and electrically conductive Si-carbon nanotube composite yarn, demonstrating a multitude of materials qualities desirable for electrical energy storage.

References

Colleges A. James Clark School of Engineering
The College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences

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