Core-leaf onion-like carbon/MnO2 hybrid nano-urchins for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries

Wang, Ye, Han, Zhao Jun, Yu, Siu Fung, Song, Ran Ran, Song, Huai He, Ostrikov, Kostya, & Yang, Hui Ying (2013) Core-leaf onion-like carbon/MnO2 hybrid nano-urchins for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. Carbon, 64, pp. 230-236.

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Abstract

A hybrid nano-urchin structure consisting of spherical onion-like carbon and MnO2 nanosheets is synthesized by a facile and environmentally-friendly hydrothermal method. Lithium-ion batteries incorporating the hybrid nano-urchin anode exhibit reversible lithium storage with superior specific capacity, enhanced rate capability, stable cycling performance, and nearly 100% Coulombic efficiency. These results demonstrate the effectiveness of designing hybrid nano-architectures with uniform and isotropic structure, high loading of electrochemically-active materials, and good conductivity for the dramatic improvement of lithium storage.

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ID Code: 73555
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2013.07.057
ISSN: 0008-6223
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 09 Jul 2014 00:03
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2014 00:49

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