Fe/amorphous SnO2 core-shell structured nanocapsules for microwave absorptive and electrochemical performance

Xianguo Liu, Guiping Zhou, Siu Wing Or, Yuping Sun

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Fe nanocapsules with an Fe nanoparticle core and an amorphous SnO2 shell have been synthesized by the modified arc discharge method. The microwave absorption properties and electrochemical performances of Fe/amorphous SnO2 nanocapsules were investigated. The synergistic effect of magnetic loss in the Fe nanoparticles core and dielectric loss in the SnO2 shell gave the Fe/SnO2 nanocapsules excellent microwave absorption properties. The reflection loss (RL) value of the Fe/SnO2 nanocapsule-paraffin composite is -39.2 dB at 16.8 GHz at the absorbent thickness of 2 mm and the absorption bandwidth with the RL below -20 dB is up to 10.6 GHz (from 7.4 to 18 GHz) for the absorber with the thickness of 2-3.8 mm. When evaluated as anode materials for lithium-ion batteries, the Fe/amorphous SnO2 nanocapsules deliver an initial discharge of 1558.7 mA h g-1 at 38 mA g-1 and maintain a reversible capacity of 698.2 mA h g-1 over 100 cycles, which is attributed to the amorphous SnO2 nanoshell. This journal is
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51389-51394
Number of pages6
JournalRSC Advances
Issue number93
Publication statusPublished - 16 Oct 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering


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