Silicon nanopowder synthesis by inductively coupled plasma as anode for high-energy Li-ion batteries

Authored by: Dominic Leblanc , Richard Dolbec , Abdelbast Guerfi , Jiayin Guo , Pierre Hovington , Maher Boulos , Karim Zaghib

Silicon Nanomaterials Sourcebook

Print publication date:  August  2017
Online publication date:  July  2017

Print ISBN: 9781498763783
eBook ISBN: 9781315153551
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People are very familiar with the solid, liquid, and gaseous states of matter, but much less with plasma, the fourth state of matter, which is reached at sufficiently high temperatures and energy densities. The plasma state (Figure 20.1) is an ionized gas comprising molecules, atoms, ions (in their ground or in various excited states), electrons, and photons. It is electrically conductive since there are free electrons and ions present, and is in local electrical neutrality, since the numbers of free electrons and ions are equal.

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