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Rapid low-temperature synthesis of mesoporous nanophase ZnFe2O4 with enhanced lithium storage properties for Li-ion batteries

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Abstract

In this work, a rapid low-temperature and cost-effective refluxing synthesis strategy was elegantly designed, and elaborately developed for high-yield fabrication of mesoporous nanocrystalline ZnFe2O4 with nano-scaled size of ∼7 nm, desirable mesoporosity and large specific surface area. Benefitting from these admirable nanostructured architectures, the as-derived nanophase ZnFe2O4 exhibited excellent discharge capacity of 1322 mA h g−1 on the first cycle, and showed outstanding cycling durability, rate capability, and coulombic efficiency even at high current rates when evaluated as an anode for Li-ion batteries. More importantly, a low temperature of 100 °C and short reaction time of 5 h were applied here; therefore, the efficient synthetic strategy we proposed herein is advocated for scaled-up commercial application.

Graphical abstract: Rapid low-temperature synthesis of mesoporous nanophase ZnFe2O4 with enhanced lithium storage properties for Li-ion batteries

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Submitted
07 Aug 2014
Accepted
29 Sep 2014
First published
29 Sep 2014

RSC Adv., 2014,4, 49212-49218
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Rapid low-temperature synthesis of mesoporous nanophase ZnFe2O4 with enhanced lithium storage properties for Li-ion batteries

L. Lian, L. Hou, L. Zhou, L. Wang and C. Yuan, RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 49212
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA08227C

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