Nano Research

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Improving the electrochemical performance of Fe3O4 nanoparticles via a double protection strategy through carbon nanotube decoration and graphene networks


Fe3O4, carbon nanotube, graphene, lithium ion batteries, anode materials


Iron oxide is a promising anode material for lithium ion batteries, but it usually exhibits poor electrochemical property because of its poor conductivity and large volume variation during the lithium uptake and release processes. In this work, a double protection strategy for improving electrochemical performance of Fe3O4 nanoparticles through the use of decoration with multi-walled carbon nanotubes and reduced graphene oxides networks has been developed. The resulting MWCNTs–Fe3O4–rGO nanocomposites exhibited excellent cycling performance and rate capability in comparison with MWCNTs–Fe3O4, MWCNTs–Fe3O4 physically mixed with rGO, and Fe3O4–rGO. A reversible capacity of ∼680 mA·h·g–1 can be maintained after 100 cycles under a current density of 200 mA·g–1 .

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Tsinghua University Press