Curious development; LG Chem has invested in an outfit developing a silicon-dominant anode.
"The composite uses carbon as a conductive matrix, silicon as the main active material, and silicon-carbide as a silicon-surface protecting nanometer-scale layer. The anodes are bonded with a proprietary process to the current collector."
My understanding was that silicon anodes expand too much and configuring them was difficult when they would swell up. It sounds like the silicon carbide helps get around this?