Three-dimensional carbon cloth-supported ZnO nanorod arrays as a binder-free anode for lithium-ion batteries

Lanyan Huang, Xin Wang, Fuxing Yin, Chengwei Zhang, Jinwei Gao, Junming Liu, Guofu Zhou, Yongguang Zhang, Zhumabay Bakenov

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Three-dimensional ZnO nanorod arrays on flexible high surface area carbon cloth were successfully synthesized and directly used as negative electrodes for lithium-ion batteries without using any binder additive. The structure and morphology of the as-prepared hybrid ZnO electrode were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM). When tested as anodes in a lithium cell, the hybrid electrode demonstrated a high discharge capacity along with excellent rate capability and good cycling stability, delivering a reversible capacity of 891 mAh g−1 at the second cycle and retaining a capacity of 469 mAh g−1 after 100 cycles.

Original languageEnglish
Article number42
JournalJournal of Nanoparticle Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Binder-free ZnO anode
  • Carbon cloth
  • Energy storage
  • Lithium-ion battery
  • ZnO nanorods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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