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Issue 43, 2011
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Synthesis of monodispersed SnO2@C composite hollow spheres for lithium ion battery anode applications

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Abstract

Tin oxides and carbon (SnO2@C) composite hollow spheres with improved electrochemical performance were fabricated via a facile hard template route. Monodispersed polystyrene (PS) spheres were synthesized and utilized as hard templates. A thin and porous layer of SnO2 nanoparticles was deposited on a PS surface using a well controlled sol–gel method, so that the morphology of the active SnO2 layer could be optimized for a better electrochemical performance. Furthermore, a continuous carbon coating layer was incorporated with an aim of enhancing the conductivity, holding the structure integrity, and thus improving the cycling performance of the anode material. With such a carefully designed nanostructure, the as-prepared SnO2@C composite hollow spheres possessed the desired features for a good electrode material. After 50 successive cycles, SnO2@C anode was able to deliver a capacity of 495 mAh g−1 at a scan rate of 100 mA g−1.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of monodispersed SnO2@C composite hollow spheres for lithium ion battery anode applications

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The article was received on 27 Jul 2011, accepted on 27 Aug 2011 and first published on 03 Oct 2011


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C1JM13572D
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2011,21, 17448-17453
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    Synthesis of monodispersed SnO2@C composite hollow spheres for lithium ion battery anode applications

    Y. Chen, Q. Z. Huang, J. Wang, Q. Wang and J. M. Xue, J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 17448
    DOI: 10.1039/C1JM13572D

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