The developments of SnO2/graphene nanocomposites as anode materials for high performance lithium ion batteries: A review

Yuanfu Deng, Chengcheng Fang, Guohua Chen

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Abstract

With the increasing energy demands for electronic devices and electrical vehicles, anode materials for lithium ion batteries (LIBs) with high specific capacity, good cyclic and rate performances become one of the focal areas of research. Among the various anode materials, SnO2/graphene nanocomposites have drawn extensive attentions due to their high theoretical specific capacities, low charge potential vs. Li/Li+and environmental benignity. In this review, the advances, including the synthetic methods and structural optimizations, of the SnO2/graphene nanocomposites as anode materials for LIBs have been reviewed in detail. By providing an in-depth discussion of SnO2/graphene nanocomposites, we aim to demonstrate that the electrochemical performances of SnO2/graphene nanocomposites could be significantly enhanced by rational modifications of morphology and crystal structures, chemical compositions and surface features. Though only focusing on SnO2/graphene-based composites, the concepts and strategies should be referential to other metal oxide/graphene composites.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-101
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Power Sources
Volume304
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Advances
  • Anode materials
  • Graphene
  • Lithium ion batteries
  • SnO 2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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