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Coral-like α-MnS composites with N-doped carbon as anode materials for high-performance lithium-ion batteries

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Abstract

Coral-like α-MnS composites with nitrogen-doped carbon (NC) were designed as anode materials for lithium-ion batteries. A facile two-step method was developed to synthesize the composites. Hydrothermally obtained polyvinyl pyrrolidone (PVP) capped (NH4)2Mn2(SO4)3 was used as a precursor. The α-MnS–NC composites were attained by heating the precursor at different temperatures for an appropriate time in a N2 atmosphere. The microstructure and morphology were carefully investigated by means of field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and powder X-ray diffraction (XRD). As anode materials, the α-MnS–NC composites exhibit large reversible capacity, excellent cyclic stability and high rate capability. At a current density of 500 mA g−1, the discharge capacity reaches as high as 878 mA h g−1 at the first cycle and remains at 699 mA h g−1 even after 400 cycles.

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The article was received on 05 Aug 2012, accepted on 17 Sep 2012 and first published on 20 Sep 2012


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35227C
J. Mater. Chem., 2012,22, 24026-24033

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    Coral-like α-MnS composites with N-doped carbon as anode materials for high-performance lithium-ion batteries

    Y. Liu, Y. Qiao, W. Zhang, Z. Li, X. Hu, L. Yuan and Y. Huang, J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22, 24026
    DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35227C

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