Core-leaf onion-like carbon/MnO2hybrid nano-urchins for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries

Ye Wang, Zhao Jun Han, Siu Fung Yu, Ran Ran Song, Huai He Song, Kostya Ostrikov, Hui Ying Yang

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A hybrid nano-urchin structure consisting of spherical onion-like carbon and MnO2nanosheets is synthesized by a facile and environmentally-friendly hydrothermal method. Lithium-ion batteries incorporating the hybrid nano-urchin anode exhibit reversible lithium storage with superior specific capacity, enhanced rate capability, stable cycling performance, and nearly 100% Coulombic efficiency. These results demonstrate the effectiveness of designing hybrid nano-architectures with uniform and isotropic structure, high loading of electrochemically-active materials, and good conductivity for the dramatic improvement of lithium storage.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)230-236
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry


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