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Rubber-based carbon electrode materials derived from dumped tires for efficient sodium-ion storage

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Abstract

The development of sustainable and low cost electrode materials for sodium-ion batteries has attracted considerable attention. In this work, a carbon composite material decorated with in situ generated ZnS nanoparticles has been prepared via a simple pyrolysis of the rubber powder from dumped tires. Upon being used as an anode material for sodium-ion batteries, the carbon composite shows a high reversible capacity and rate capability. A capacity as high as 267 mA h g−1 is still retained after 100 cycles at a current density of 50 mA g−1. The well dispersed ZnS nanoparticles in carbon significantly enhance the electrochemical performance. The carbon composites derived from the rubber powder are proposed as promising electrode materials for low-cost, large-scale energy storage devices. This work provides a new and effective method for the reuse of dumped tires, contributing to the recycling of valuable waste resources.

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The article was received on 06 Feb 2018, accepted on 27 Feb 2018 and first published on 01 Mar 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8DT00504D
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2018,47, 4885-4892
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    Rubber-based carbon electrode materials derived from dumped tires for efficient sodium-ion storage

    Z. Wu, C. Ma, Y. Bai, Y. Liu, S. Wang, X. Wei, K. Wang and J. Chen, Dalton Trans., 2018, 47, 4885
    DOI: 10.1039/C8DT00504D

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