Nano Research

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SnO2@Co3O4 hollow nano-spheres for a Li-ion battery anode with extraordinary performance


hollow sphere, lithium-ion battery, anode, SnO2, Co3O4


SnO2@Co3O4 hollow nano-spheres have been prepared using the template-based sol–gel coating technique and their electrochemical performance as an anode for lithium-ion battery (LIB) was investigated.The size of synthesized hollow spheres was about 50 nm with the shell thickness of 7–8 nm. The fabricated SnO2@Co3O4 hollow nano-sphere electrode exhibited an extraordinary reversible capacity (962 mAh·g–1 after 100 cycles at 100 mA·g–1), good cyclability, and high rate capability, which was attributed to the Co-enhanced reversibility of the Li2O reduction reaction during cycling.

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Tsinghua University Press