In situ chemical synthesis of SnO(2)-graphene nanocomposite as anode materials for lithium-ion batteries

Elsevier Inc.
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Electrochemistry Communications, 2009, 11 pp. 1849 - 1852
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An in situ chemical synthesis approach has been developed to prepare SnO2graphene nanocomposite. Field emission scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy observation revealed the homogeneous distribution of SnO2 nanoparticles (46 nm in size) on graphene matrix. The electrochemical reactivities of the SnO2graphene nanocomposite as anode material were measured by cyclic voltammetry and galvanostatic charge/discharge cycling. The as-synthesized SnO2graphene nanocomposite exhibited a reversible lithium storage capacity of 765 mAh/g in the first cycle and an enhanced cyclability, which can be ascribed to 3D architecture of the SnO2graphene nanocomposite.
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