Electrochemical performance of nanocrystalline SnO<inf>2</inf>-carbon nanotube composites as anode in lithium-ion cells

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Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 2009, 9 (2), pp. 1474 - 1478
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SnO2-carbon nanotube composites were prepared by chemical treatment of tin chloride salt mixed with carbon nanotubes, followed by heat-treatment at high temperature. Nanosize SnO2particles were formed and embedded in a carbon nanotube matrix. TEM and HRTEM observation confirmed the homogeneous distribution of SnO2 nanoparticles. SnO2-carbon nanotube anodes demonstrated high lithium storage capacity and stable cyclability, which could be attributed to the nanosize SnO2crystals and the formation of carbon nanotube networks in the electrode. Copyright © 2009 American Scientific Publishers All rights reserved.
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