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A facile and highly efficient short-time homogenization hydrothermal approach for the smart production of high-quality α-Fe2O3 for rechargeable lithium batteries

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Abstract

In the present work, we have synthesized zero-dimensional (0D) and three-dimensional (3D) iron oxide (α-Fe2O3) sub-micron particles using a one-pot hydrothermal approach. Morphological studies reveal that the as-synthesized spherical α-Fe2O3 (SFO) material consists of nanospheres with void spaces. The prepared SFO delivers a high specific surface area of 100.80 m2 g−1 and significantly increases the contact area between the electrode and the electrolyte. The initial galvanostatic specific capacity of the SFO materials was 1306 mA h g−1 at a current density of 100 mA g−1, which is superior to that of bare cubic α-Fe2O3 (CFO). Moreover, the mesoporous SFO shows a good cycling stability with a capacity retention rate of 91.4% after 100 cycles. These attractive results suggest that the mesoporous SFO shows a good electrochemical performance as a negative electrode material for high-performance Li-ion batteries.

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The article was received on 02 Jun 2017, accepted on 11 Jul 2017 and first published on 11 Jul 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7TA04797E
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017,5, 16712-16721
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    A facile and highly efficient short-time homogenization hydrothermal approach for the smart production of high-quality α-Fe2O3 for rechargeable lithium batteries

    P. Santhoshkumar, K. Prasanna, Y. N. Jo, I. N. Sivagami, S. H. Kang and C. W. Lee, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, 5, 16712
    DOI: 10.1039/C7TA04797E

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