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Multilayer nanoassembly of Sn-nanopillar arrays sandwiched between graphene layers for high-capacity lithium storage

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Abstract

Sn nanopillar arrays embedded between graphene sheets were assembled using a conventional film deposition and annealing process. The as-formed three-dimensional (3D) multilayered nanostructure was directly used as an anode material for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries without adding any polymer binder and carbon black. Electrochemical measurements showed very high reversible capacity and excellent cycling performance at a current density as high as 5 A g−1. These results demonstrated that nanocomposite materials with highly functional 1D and 2D components can be synthesized by employing conventional top-down manufacturing methods and self-assembly principles.

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The article was received on 01 May 2011, accepted on 09 Jun 2011 and first published on 22 Jul 2011


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C1EE01592C
Citation: Energy Environ. Sci., 2011,4, 3611-3616
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    Multilayer nanoassembly of Sn-nanopillar arrays sandwiched between graphene layers for high-capacity lithium storage

    L. Ji, Z. Tan, T. Kuykendall, E. J. An, Y. Fu, V. Battaglia and Y. Zhang, Energy Environ. Sci., 2011, 4, 3611
    DOI: 10.1039/C1EE01592C

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