Electrically conductive ultrananocrystalline diamond-coated natural graphite-copper anode for new long life lithium-ion battery

Yin Wei Cheng, Chi Kai Lin, Yueh Chieh Chu, Ali Abouimrane, Zonghai Chen, Yang Ren, Chuan Pu Liu, Yonhua Tzeng, Orlando Auciello

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Science and technology are presented for novel nitrogen-incorporated ultrananocrystalline diamond (N-UNCD) encapsulated NG/copper anode and UNCD coatings that may enable next generation Li-ion batteries (LIBs) with potential 10x longer lifetime and superior performance than current LIBs. N-UNCD films (?5-10 nm grain size) exhibit electrical conductivity and extreme resistance to chemical corrosion, providing superior performance with respect to current uncoated anodes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3724-3729
Number of pages6
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jun 2014
Externally publishedYes



  • coating
  • conductive
  • LIB anode
  • ultrananocrystalline diamond

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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