Hierarchical sandwiched Fe3O4@C/Graphene composite as anode material for lithium-ion batteries

Haipeng Li, Jiayi Wang, Yue Li, Yan Zhao, Yuan Tian, Indira Kurmanbayeva, Zhumabay Bakenov

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A three-dimensional hierarchical sandwich structured Fe3O4@C/Graphene nanocomposite was synthesized with a facile hydrothermal method, followed by carbonization process. The Fe3O4@C/Graphene nanocomposite consists of well-dispersed carbon enwrapped Fe3O4 nanoparticles anchored on graphene layers. The three-dimensional sandwich structure and the wrapping carbon effectively improve the mechanical stability and conductivity of encapsulated Fe3O4. The as-prepared Fe3O4@C/Graphene composite delivers a specific capacity of 1253.3 mAh g−1 at the first cycle and 901.5 mAh g−1 after 200 cycles at 200 mA g−1. Even at 1500 mA g−1, the Fe3O4@C/Graphene nanocomposite is able to deliver a discharge capacity of 592.3 mAh g−1. The good cycle and rate performance of Fe3O4@C/Graphene anode can be attributed to its micro−/mesoporous structure with large specific surface area, which not only provides more transmission paths and active sites, but also reduces the diffusion impedance in electrolyte to realize fast transport of Li ions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number113240
JournalJournal of Electroanalytical Chemistry
Publication statusPublished - Aug 15 2019


  • Anode
  • FeO@C/Graphene composite
  • Lithium ion battery
  • Three-dimensional hierarchical

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Electrochemistry

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