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Title: Hierarchical assembly of ZnO nanowire trunks decorated with ZnO nanosheets for lithium ion battery anodes

Abstract

Hierarchical architectures composed of nanomaterials in different forms are essential to improve the performance of lithium-ion battery (LIB) anodes. Here, we systematically studied the effects of hierarchical ZnO nanostructures on the electrochemical performance of LIBs. ZnO nanowire (NW) trunks were decorated with ZnO NWs or ZnO nanosheets (NSs) by successive hydrothermal synthesis to create hierarchical three-dimensional nanostructures. The branched ZnO NSs on the ZnO NW trunk exhibited a two-fold higher specific gravimetric capacity compared to ZnO NWs and branched ZnO NWs on ZnO NW trunks after 100 cycles of charging–discharging at 0.2C (197.4 mA g–1). The improvement in battery anode performance is attributable to the increased interfacial area between the electrodes and electrolyte, and the void space of the branched NSs that facilitates lithium ion transport and volume changes during cycling.

Authors:
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  1. Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, USA
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States). Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA); USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES); USDOE Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Program
OSTI Identifier:
1608164
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1688746
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-19-28270
Journal ID: ISSN 2046-2069; RSCACL
Grant/Contract Number:  
89233218CNA000001; AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
RSC Advances
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: RSC Advances Journal Volume: 10 Journal Issue: 23; Journal ID: ISSN 2046-2069
Publisher:
Royal Society of Chemistry
Country of Publication:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE; Material Science

Citation Formats

Kim, Dongheun, Shin, Sun Hae Ra, Kim, Yeonhoo, Crossley, Kenneth, Kim, Yerim, Han, Hyungkyu, and Yoo, Jinkyoung. Hierarchical assembly of ZnO nanowire trunks decorated with ZnO nanosheets for lithium ion battery anodes. United Kingdom: N. p., 2020. Web. doi:10.1039/D0RA00372G.
Kim, Dongheun, Shin, Sun Hae Ra, Kim, Yeonhoo, Crossley, Kenneth, Kim, Yerim, Han, Hyungkyu, & Yoo, Jinkyoung. Hierarchical assembly of ZnO nanowire trunks decorated with ZnO nanosheets for lithium ion battery anodes. United Kingdom. doi:https://doi.org/10.1039/D0RA00372G
Kim, Dongheun, Shin, Sun Hae Ra, Kim, Yeonhoo, Crossley, Kenneth, Kim, Yerim, Han, Hyungkyu, and Yoo, Jinkyoung. Fri . "Hierarchical assembly of ZnO nanowire trunks decorated with ZnO nanosheets for lithium ion battery anodes". United Kingdom. doi:https://doi.org/10.1039/D0RA00372G.
@article{osti_1608164,
title = {Hierarchical assembly of ZnO nanowire trunks decorated with ZnO nanosheets for lithium ion battery anodes},
author = {Kim, Dongheun and Shin, Sun Hae Ra and Kim, Yeonhoo and Crossley, Kenneth and Kim, Yerim and Han, Hyungkyu and Yoo, Jinkyoung},
abstractNote = {Hierarchical architectures composed of nanomaterials in different forms are essential to improve the performance of lithium-ion battery (LIB) anodes. Here, we systematically studied the effects of hierarchical ZnO nanostructures on the electrochemical performance of LIBs. ZnO nanowire (NW) trunks were decorated with ZnO NWs or ZnO nanosheets (NSs) by successive hydrothermal synthesis to create hierarchical three-dimensional nanostructures. The branched ZnO NSs on the ZnO NW trunk exhibited a two-fold higher specific gravimetric capacity compared to ZnO NWs and branched ZnO NWs on ZnO NW trunks after 100 cycles of charging–discharging at 0.2C (197.4 mA g–1). The improvement in battery anode performance is attributable to the increased interfacial area between the electrodes and electrolyte, and the void space of the branched NSs that facilitates lithium ion transport and volume changes during cycling.},
doi = {10.1039/D0RA00372G},
journal = {RSC Advances},
number = 23,
volume = 10,
place = {United Kingdom},
year = {2020},
month = {4}
}

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