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Diatoms Biomass as a Joint Source of Biosilica and Carbon for Lithium-Ion Battery Anodes


The biomass of one type cultivated diatoms (Pseudostaurosira trainorii), being a source of 3D-stuctured biosilica and organic matter—the source of carbon, was thermally processed to become an electroactive material in a potential range adequate to become an anode in lithium ion batteries. Carbonized material was characterized by means of selected solid-state physics techniques (XRD, Raman, TGA). It was shown that the pyrolysis temperature (600 °C, 800 °C, 1000 °C) affected structural and electrochemical properties of the electrode material. Biomass carbonized at 600 °C exhibited the best electrochemical properties reaching a specific discharge capacity of 460 mAh g−1 for the 70th cycle. Such a value indicates the possibility of usage of biosilica as an electrode material in energy storage applications


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Materials no. 13, pages 1 - 14,
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Nowak A., Sprynskyy M., Wojtczak I., Trzciński K., Wysocka J., Szkoda M., Buszewski B., Lisowska-Oleksiak A.: Diatoms Biomass as a Joint Source of Biosilica and Carbon for Lithium-Ion Battery Anodes// Materials -Vol. 13,iss. 7 (2020), s.1-14
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