1D/2D carbon nanotube/graphene nanosheet composite anodes fabricated using electrophoretic assembly

Seung Deok Seo, In Sung Hwang, Seung Hun Lee, Hyun Woo Shim, Dong-Wan Kim

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Abstract

This study examines the direct assembly of hybrid graphene nanosheets (GNSs) and multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) onto Ni current collectors in the presence of an electric field. The dissociation of Ni nitrate salt, which provides ions to charge the GNSs and MWCNTs positively, facilitates the homogeneous dispersion of each powder and assists in electrophoretic deposition. Direct assembly by this electrophoretic deposition results in the effective packing of GNS/MWCNT composites without any appreciable agglomeration, which is desirable for achieving high electrochemical performance of the composite electrodes in Li-ion batteries. Hence, GNS/MWCNT composite electrodes exhibit higher specific capacity compared to electrodes made of pure GNSs or MWCNTs owing to better realization of electrolyte permeability and Li-ion transfer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3017-3021
Number of pages5
JournalCeramics International
Volume38
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 May 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Composite electrode
  • Electrophoretic deposition
  • Graphene nanosheets
  • Li ion batteries
  • Multiwalled carbon nanotubes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

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