2008 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2008 - 11th Annual

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Electrochemical Characteristics of a vertical array of MnO2 Nanowires Grown on Silicon Substrates for Lithium Ion Rechargeable Microbatteries

J-H Kim, T. Ayalasomayajula, D. Choi
University of Idaho, US

nanowire cathodes, high surface area, microbattery

We are developing a complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) compatible process for fabricating on-chip microbatteries by growing MnO2 nanowires as cathodes on silicon dioxide (SiO2)/silicon (Si) substrates. High aspect-ratio anodized aluminum oxide (AAO) templates integrated on SiO2/Si substrates can be exploited for fabrication of a vertical array of nanowires having high surface area [1]. These nanowire arrays grown on SiO2/Si substrates were investigated in terms of electrochemical properties as cathodes. Measurements on the cells assembled with a Li anode and liquid electrolyte resulted in a cathode specific capacity of about 125 mAh/g.

Nanotech 2008 Conference Program Abstract