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Porous SnO2 nanowire bundles for photocatalyst and Li ion battery applications

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Abstract

In this work, we report the synthesis of porous SnO2 nanowire bundles with high yield through a simple solution approach. The bundles are composed of porous SnO2 nanowires with overall diameters in the range of 80–120 nm. Growth control of the sample morphology is demonstrated by adjusting the dose of Sn precursor. Functional tests of the nanowire bundles include photocatalytic effect in the degradation of Rhodamine B (RhB), and electrochemical properties as a Li-ion battery anode. The electrochemical test reveals that the as-synthesized product shows a very high reversible capacity and Coulombic efficiency in the initial cycles, as well as reasonably good cycling performance compared with other SnO2 nanostructures. Such porous SnO2 nanostructures synthesized by the simple and cheap method are expected to have application potential in waste water treatment and/or energy storage.

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The article was received on 05 Feb 2011, accepted on 01 Mar 2011 and first published on 16 Mar 2011


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C1CE05171G
Citation: CrystEngComm, 2011,13, 3506-3510
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    Porous SnO2 nanowire bundles for photocatalyst and Li ion battery applications

    Y. Han, X. Wu, Y. Ma, L. Gong, F. Qu and H. Fan, CrystEngComm, 2011, 13, 3506
    DOI: 10.1039/C1CE05171G

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