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MnO2 nanotubes with a water soluble binder as high performance sodium storage materials

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Abstract

Well dispersed MnO2 nanotubes were synthesized via a hydrothermal method. When tested as anode materials for sodium-ion batteries with sodium polyacrylate (PAANa) as the binder, for the first time, and aluminum as the current collector, the α-MnO2 nanotubes delivered an initial reversible capacity of 357 mA h g−1 and a capacity retention of 358 mA h g−1 after 40 cycles. Moreover, the α-MnO2 nanotubes showed a good rate capability. A capacity of 243 mA h g−1 could be obtained at the rate of 400 mA g−1. The sodium storage mechanism of MnO2 nanotubes and the effects of different binders were also probed through Cyclic Voltammetry (CV), ex situ Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD).

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The article was received on 17 Aug 2016, accepted on 16 Oct 2016 and first published on 18 Oct 2016


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6RA20706E
Citation: RSC Adv., 2016,6, 103579-103584
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    MnO2 nanotubes with a water soluble binder as high performance sodium storage materials

    Y. An, J. Feng, L. Ci and S. Xiong, RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 103579
    DOI: 10.1039/C6RA20706E

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