Nano Research

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Facile synthesis of porous germanium-iron bimetal oxide nanowires as anode materials for lithium-ion batteries


lithium-ion batteries, anode materials, germanium oxide, iron oxide, nanowires


ABSTRACT Germanium-based oxide has been found to be a promising high-capacity anode material for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs). However, it exhibits poor electrochemical performance because of the drastic volume change during cycling. Herein, we designed porous Ge-Fe bimetal oxide nanowires (Ge-Fe-Ox-700 NWs) by a large-scale and facile solvothermal reaction. When used as the anode material for LIBs, these Ge-Fe-Ox-700 NWs exhibited superior electrochemical performance (~ 1,120 mAh·g−1 at a current density of 100 mA·g−1) and good cycling performance (~ 750 mAh·g−1 after 50 cycles at a current density of 100 mA·g−1). The improved performance is due to the small NW diameter, which allows for better accommodation of the drastic volume changes and zero-dimensional nanoparticles, which shorten the diffusion length of ions and electrons.

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Tsinghua University Press