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Assembling carbon-coated α-Fe2O3 hollow nanohorns on the CNT backbone for superior lithium storage capability

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Abstract

Novel hierarchical nanostructures composed of carbon coated α-Fe2O3 hollow nanohorns on carbon nanotube (CNT) backbones have been constructed by direct growth and thermal transformation of β-FeOOH nanospindles on CNTs, followed by carbon nanocoating. When evaluated as a potential anode material for lithium-ion batteries, such hierarchical structures exhibit superior lithium storage capabilities by virtue of their advantageous structural features.

Graphical abstract: Assembling carbon-coated α-Fe2O3 hollow nanohorns on the CNT backbone for superior lithium storage capability

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Submitted
05 Oct 2011
Accepted
09 Nov 2011
First published
25 Nov 2011

Energy Environ. Sci., 2012,5, 5252-5256
Article type
Communication

Assembling carbon-coated α-Fe2O3 hollow nanohorns on the CNT backbone for superior lithium storage capability

Z. Wang, D. Luan, S. Madhavi, Y. Hu and X. W. (. Lou, Energy Environ. Sci., 2012, 5, 5252
DOI: 10.1039/C1EE02831F

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