Nano Research

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Branched Co3O4/Fe2O3 nanowires as high capacity lithium-ion battery anodes


Co3O4, α-Fe2O3, nanowire, branched, lithium-ion battery, Nyquist plot


We report a facile, two-step hydrothermal synthesis of a novel Co3O4/α-Fe2O3 branched nanowire heterostructure, which can serve as a good candidate for lithium-ion battery anodes with high Li+ storage capacity and stability. The single-crystalline, primary Co3O4 nanowire trunk arrays directly grown on Ti substrates allow for efficient electrical and ionic transport. The secondary α-Fe2O3 branches provide enhanced surface area and high theoretical Li+ storage capacity, and can also serve as volume spacers between neighboring Co3O4 NW arrays to maintain electrolyte penetration as well as reduce the aggregation during Li+ intercalation, thus leading to improved electrochemical energy storage performance.

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Tsinghua University Press