SCALABLE MANUFACTURING PROCESS INTEGRATES EASILY WITH TRADITIONAL ANODE PRODUCTION
SiNANOde® production starts with any of the commercially available types of graphite.
A deposition process adds catalyst nanoparticles onto each graphite particle to later initiate nanowire growth directly onto the graphite in the CVD furnace.
The density of catalyst nanoparticles per graphite particle, as well as other furnace parameters determine the final silicon content per gram of graphite.
Thanks to a proprietary reaction chamber design, each CVD furnace, under automated software control of all process parameters, converts 99.99% of the Silane gas into silicon nanowires attached to the graphite particles.
The resulting SiNANOde® powder can then easily replace the standard graphite to make a slurry applied onto electrode foil using traditional roll-to-roll production equipment.