Publication
Title
One-pot synthesis of carbon-coated nanostructured iron oxide on few-layer graphene for lithium-ion batteries
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Abstract
Nanostructure engineering has been demonstrated to improve the electrochemical performance of iron oxide based electrodes in Li-ion batteries (LIBs). However, the synthesis of advanced functional materials often requires multiple steps. Herein, we present a facile one-pot synthesis of carbon-coated nanostructured iron oxide on few-layer graphene through high-pressure pyrolysis of ferrocene in the presence of pristine graphene. The ferrocene precursor supplies both iron and carbon to form the carbon-coated iron oxide, while the graphene acts as a high-surface-area anchor to achieve small metal oxide nanoparticles. When evaluated as a negative-electrode material for LIBs, our composite showed improved electrochemical performance compared to commercial iron oxide nanopowders, especially at fast charge/discharge rates.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Chemistry: a European journal. - Weinheim
Publication
Weinheim : 2015
ISSN
0947-6539
Volume/pages
21:45(2015), p. 16154-16161
ISI
000363890700036
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 09.12.2015
Last edited 10.12.2017
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