Scientists at North Dakota State University (NDSU) have developed a unique process for high-volume production of silicon nanowires based on electrospinning. The technology can be used for the development of lithium ion batteries with significantly improved energy densities and long life consistent with performance targets established by the US Department of Energy for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.
1) Enables the creation of lithium ion batteries with significantly improved energy densities and capacities. 2) Provides a high-volume route to the production of silicon nanowires. 3) Allows the production of silicon nanowires as a high-volume continuous roll-to-roll manufacturing process which other methods of silicon nanowire fabrication have failed to achieve.