3-Dimensional cuboid structured ZnFe2O4@C nano-whiskers as anode materials for lithium-ion batteries based on the in situ graft polymerization method

Lina Qu, Xianhua Hou, Junwei Mao, Qiang Ru, Shejun Hu, Xiang Liu, Kwok Ho Lam

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This journal is 3-Dimensional cuboid structured ZnFe2O4@C nano-whiskers anode materials have been successfully synthesized via an in situ graft copolymerization method and the subsequent calcination process. Polystyrene-acrylonitrile (PSA) serves as the coating layer, which plays an important role in the calcination process. The final electrode materials were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The results of electrochemical tests demonstrate an excellent electrochemical performance, including good rate capability (over 700 mA h g-1at the current density of 3.2 A g-1) and good cycling performance (a reversible capacity of 1722 mA h g-1after 120 cycles with coulombic efficiency of 98.4%). Therefore, we believe that the proposed work may be a potential method to assist ZnFe2O4to be a quite promising alternative anode material for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)96743-96751
Number of pages9
JournalRSC Advances
Issue number99
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016

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  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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