Hollow-tunneled graphitic carbon nanofibers through Ni-diffusion-induced graphitization as high-performance anode materials

Yuming Chen, Xiaoyan Li, Xiangyang Zhou, Haimin Yao, Haitao Huang, Yiu Wing Mai, Li Min Zhou

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N-doped nanoporous graphitic carbon has attracted great interest because of its distinctive structure and physical properties. In this paper, we have proposed a novel method to control Ni-induced graphitization by diffusing Ni nanoparticles from graphitic carbon spheres into N-doped amorphous carbon nanofibers, which turns amorphous carbon into graphitic carbon and produces a hollow-tunnel structure in electrospun carbon/Ni nanofibers. The resultant materials were further treated by chemical activation and acid treatment to develop activated N-doped hollow-tunneled graphitic carbon nanofibers (ANHTGCNs). In a typical application, we demonstrate that ANHTGCNs are excellent anode materials for lithium ion batteries (LIBs), displaying a superhigh reversible specific capacity of ∼1560 mA h g-1and a remarkable volumetric capacity of ∼1.8 A h cm-3at a current density of 0.1 A g-1with outstanding rate capability and good cycling stability. This journal is
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2689-2696
Number of pages8
JournalEnergy and Environmental Science
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Pollution

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