Synthesis of core-shell carbon encapsulated Fe2 O3 composite through a facile hydrothermal approach and their application as anode materials for sodium-ion batteries

Yongguang Zhang, Zhumabay Bakenov, Taizhe Tan, Jin Huang

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Abstract

Carbon encapsulated Fe2 O3 nanoparticles (C@Fe2 O3) were successfully synthesized via a facile and environmentally friendly hydrothermal method and prototyped in anode materials for sodium ion batteries (SIBs). High-resolution transmission and scanning electronic microscopy observations exhibited the formation of a highly core-shelled C@Fe2 O3 composite consisting of carbon layers coated onto uniform Fe2 O3 nanoparticles with a median diameter of 46.1 nm. This core-shell structure can repress the aggregation of Fe2 O3 nanoparticles, preventing the harsh volume change of the electrode, enhancing the electric conductivity of the active materials, and promoting Na-ion transformation during cycling. The electrochemical performances of the C@Fe2 O3 composite, as anodes for SIBs, retained a reversible capacity of 305 mAh g−1 after 100 cycles at 50 mA g−1 and exhibited an excellent cyclability at various current densities due to the synergistic effect between the carbon layers and Fe2 O3. These results suggest that C@Fe2 O3 composites present much potential as anode materials for rechargeable SIBs.

Original languageEnglish
Article number461
JournalMetals
Volume8
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 18 2018

Keywords

  • Anode
  • C@Fe O composite
  • Sodium ion battery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy (miscellaneous)
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)

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