In-situ hydrothermal synthesis of Na3MnCO3PO4/rGO hybrid as a cathode for Na-ion battery

Nafiseh Hassanzadeh, Sayed Khatiboleslam Sadrnezhaad, Guohua Chen

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Novel Na3MnCO3PO4(NMCP)/reduced graphene oxide (rGO) nanocomposite was successfully synthesized via one-step hydrothermal method. The produced materials were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), Raman spectroscopy, field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), thermogravimetry (TG), galvanostatic charge/discharge test and inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES). Obtained results indicate the formation of ∼25 nm NMCP nanoparticles randomly distributed on rGO sheets. As a promising cathode material for Na-ion batteries, the hybrids deliver gravimetric discharge capacities of 98.3 mAh per gram of electrode (156.0 mAh per gram of NMCP) and 114.0 mAh per gram of electrode (180.9 mAh per gram of NMCP) at C/30 and C/100 rates, respectively. The obtained gravimetric capacities indicate 39% and 52% improvement at C/30 and C/100 rates, respectively, in comparison with the highest corresponding values reported in the literature. The synergy arising from the formation of fine NMCP nanoparticles and NMCP/rGO hybridization is responsible for the achieved higher capacities.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)188-194
Number of pages7
JournalElectrochimica Acta
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Hydrothermal
  • Na-ion battery
  • Na MnCO PO 3 3 4
  • Nanocomposite
  • Reduced graphene oxide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Electrochemistry

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