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Silicon anodes

Silicon has around ten times the specific capacity of graphite but its application as an anode in post-lithium-ion batteries presents huge challenges. After decades of development, silicon-based batteries are now on the verge of large-scale commercial success.

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The author is the founder and a board director of Amprius Inc., which develops Si anodes. He owns shares of Amprius.

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Cui, Y. Silicon anodes. Nat Energy 6, 995–996 (2021).

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