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Extraordinary long-term cycleability of TiO2-B nanorods as anodes in full-cell assembly with electrospun PVdF-HFP membranes

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One dimensional TiO2-B nanorods are synthesized by a conventional hydrothermal approach under highly concentrated alkali hydroxide solutions. Various characterization techniques such as X-ray diffraction, Raman studies, BET surface area measurements, scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) are utilized. Electrochemical Li-insertion properties are evaluated by means of half-cell configuration (Li/TiO2-B) which delivered a discharge capacity of 195 mA h g−1 at a current density of 150 mA g−1 under ambient temperature conditions. The test cell, Li/TiO2-B, displayed good cycling profiles up to 500 cycles with columbic efficiency over 99.5%. Full-cell, LiMn2O4/TiO2-B, is fabricated and tested both in conventional liquid and PVdF-HFP membranes at a current density of 150 mA g−1 and exhibited an excellent cycleability up to 1000 cycles at an operating potential of ∼2.5 V. The results demonstrate the improved electrochemical performance and durability of one dimensional nanostructures i.e. TiO2-B nanorods and electrospun membranes during prolonged cycling. In addition, ex-situ TEM analysis revealed the retention of nanorod morphology along with the crystalline structure after 1000 cycles in full-cell assembly, which ensures excellent long-term cycleability of TiO2-B anodes.

Graphical abstract: Extraordinary long-term cycleability of TiO2-B nanorods as anodes in full-cell assembly with electrospun PVdF-HFP membranes

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The article was received on 27 Aug 2012, accepted on 11 Oct 2012 and first published on 12 Oct 2012


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C2TA00078D
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. A, 2013,1, 308-316
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    Extraordinary long-term cycleability of TiO2-B nanorods as anodes in full-cell assembly with electrospun PVdF-HFP membranes

    V. Aravindan, N. Shubha, Y. L. Cheah, R. Prasanth, W. Chuiling, R. R. Prabhakar and S. Madhavi, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2013, 1, 308
    DOI: 10.1039/C2TA00078D

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