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Bioinspired carbon/SnO2 composite anodes prepared from a photonic hierarchical structure for lithium batteries

Journal Article


Abstract


  • A carbon/SnO2 composite (C-SnO2) with hierarchical photonic structure was fabricated from the templates of

    butterfly wings. We have investigated for the first time its application as the anode material for lithium-ion batteries. It was

    demonstrated to have high reversible capacities, good cycling stability, and excellent high-rate discharge performance, as shown

    by a capacitance of ∼572 mAh g−1 after 100 cycles, 4.18 times that of commercial SnO2 powder (137 mAh g−1); a far better

    recovery capability of 94.3% was observed after a step-increase and sudden-recovery current. An obvious synergistic effect was

    found between the porous, hierarchically photonic microstructure and the presence of carbon; the synergy guarantees an effective

    flow of electrolyte and a short diffusion length of lithium ions, provides considerable buffering room, and prevents aggregation of

    SnO2 particles in the discharge/charge processes. This nature-inspired strategy points out a new direction for the fabrication of

    alternative anode materials.

Authors


  •   Li, Yao (external author)
  •   Meng, Qing (external author)
  •   Ma, Jun (external author)
  •   Zhu, Chengling (external author)
  •   Cui, Jingru (external author)
  •   Chen, Zhixin
  •   Guo, Zaiping
  •   Zhang, Tao (external author)
  •   Zhu, Shenmin (external author)
  •   Zhang, Di (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Li, Y., Meng, Q., Ma, J., Zhu, C., Cui, J., Chen, Z., Guo, Z., Zhang, T., Zhu, S. & Zhang, D. (2015). Bioinspired carbon/SnO2 composite anodes prepared from a photonic hierarchical structure for lithium batteries. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 7 (21), 11146-11154.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84930677728

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/4118

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 8

Start Page


  • 11146

End Page


  • 11154

Volume


  • 7

Issue


  • 21

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • A carbon/SnO2 composite (C-SnO2) with hierarchical photonic structure was fabricated from the templates of

    butterfly wings. We have investigated for the first time its application as the anode material for lithium-ion batteries. It was

    demonstrated to have high reversible capacities, good cycling stability, and excellent high-rate discharge performance, as shown

    by a capacitance of ∼572 mAh g−1 after 100 cycles, 4.18 times that of commercial SnO2 powder (137 mAh g−1); a far better

    recovery capability of 94.3% was observed after a step-increase and sudden-recovery current. An obvious synergistic effect was

    found between the porous, hierarchically photonic microstructure and the presence of carbon; the synergy guarantees an effective

    flow of electrolyte and a short diffusion length of lithium ions, provides considerable buffering room, and prevents aggregation of

    SnO2 particles in the discharge/charge processes. This nature-inspired strategy points out a new direction for the fabrication of

    alternative anode materials.

Authors


  •   Li, Yao (external author)
  •   Meng, Qing (external author)
  •   Ma, Jun (external author)
  •   Zhu, Chengling (external author)
  •   Cui, Jingru (external author)
  •   Chen, Zhixin
  •   Guo, Zaiping
  •   Zhang, Tao (external author)
  •   Zhu, Shenmin (external author)
  •   Zhang, Di (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Li, Y., Meng, Q., Ma, J., Zhu, C., Cui, J., Chen, Z., Guo, Z., Zhang, T., Zhu, S. & Zhang, D. (2015). Bioinspired carbon/SnO2 composite anodes prepared from a photonic hierarchical structure for lithium batteries. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 7 (21), 11146-11154.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84930677728

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/4118

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 8

Start Page


  • 11146

End Page


  • 11154

Volume


  • 7

Issue


  • 21

Place Of Publication


  • United States