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Title: Ionic Liquid-Assisted Synthesis of TiO 2-Carbon Hybrid Nanostructures for Lithium-Ion Batteries

Abstract

Building nanocomposite architectures based on nanocarbon materials (such as carbon nanotubes and graphene nanosheets) and metal-oxide nanoparticles is of great interests for electrochemical energy storage. Here, an ionic-liquid-assisted strategy is presented to mediate the in situ growth of TiO 2 nanocrystals with controlled size on carbon nanotubes and graphene, and also reduce the modified carbon supports to recover the graphitic structure simultaneously. The as-prepared nanocomposites exhibit a highly porous and robust structure with intimate coupling between TiO 2 nanocrystals and carbon supports, which offers facile ion and electron transport pathway as well as high mechanical stability. Finally, when evaluated as electrode materials for lithium-ion batteries, the nanocomposites manifest high specific capacity, long cycling lifetime, and excellent rate capability, showing their promising application in high-performance energy storage devices.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [2];  [3];  [2]
  1. Donghua Univ., Shanghai (China). College of Materials Science, State Key Lab. for Modification of Chemical Fibers and Polymer Materials; Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA (United States). Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  2. Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA (United States). Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  3. Donghua Univ., Shanghai (China). College of Materials Science, State Key Lab. for Modification of Chemical Fibers and Polymer Materials
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC), Washington D.C. (United States). Molecularly Engineered Energy Materials (MEEM)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1370227
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0001342
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Advanced Functional Materials
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 26; Journal Issue: 9; Related Information: MEEM partners with University of California, Los Angeles (lead); University of California, Berkeley; Eastern Washington University; University of Kansas; National Renewable Energy Laboratory; Journal ID: ISSN 1616-301X
Publisher:
Wiley
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; 25 ENERGY STORAGE; carbon nanotube; energy storage; graphene; ionic-liquid-assisted synthesis; TiO2

Citation Formats

Cheng, Yanhua, Chen, Zheng, Wu, Haobin, Zhu, Meifang, and Lu, Yunfeng. Ionic Liquid-Assisted Synthesis of TiO2-Carbon Hybrid Nanostructures for Lithium-Ion Batteries. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1002/adfm.201504134.
Cheng, Yanhua, Chen, Zheng, Wu, Haobin, Zhu, Meifang, & Lu, Yunfeng. Ionic Liquid-Assisted Synthesis of TiO2-Carbon Hybrid Nanostructures for Lithium-Ion Batteries. United States. doi:10.1002/adfm.201504134.
Cheng, Yanhua, Chen, Zheng, Wu, Haobin, Zhu, Meifang, and Lu, Yunfeng. Mon . "Ionic Liquid-Assisted Synthesis of TiO2-Carbon Hybrid Nanostructures for Lithium-Ion Batteries". United States. doi:10.1002/adfm.201504134. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1370227.
@article{osti_1370227,
title = {Ionic Liquid-Assisted Synthesis of TiO2-Carbon Hybrid Nanostructures for Lithium-Ion Batteries},
author = {Cheng, Yanhua and Chen, Zheng and Wu, Haobin and Zhu, Meifang and Lu, Yunfeng},
abstractNote = {Building nanocomposite architectures based on nanocarbon materials (such as carbon nanotubes and graphene nanosheets) and metal-oxide nanoparticles is of great interests for electrochemical energy storage. Here, an ionic-liquid-assisted strategy is presented to mediate the in situ growth of TiO2 nanocrystals with controlled size on carbon nanotubes and graphene, and also reduce the modified carbon supports to recover the graphitic structure simultaneously. The as-prepared nanocomposites exhibit a highly porous and robust structure with intimate coupling between TiO2 nanocrystals and carbon supports, which offers facile ion and electron transport pathway as well as high mechanical stability. Finally, when evaluated as electrode materials for lithium-ion batteries, the nanocomposites manifest high specific capacity, long cycling lifetime, and excellent rate capability, showing their promising application in high-performance energy storage devices.},
doi = {10.1002/adfm.201504134},
journal = {Advanced Functional Materials},
number = 9,
volume = 26,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {1}
}

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