Highly integrated and interconnected CNT hybrid nanofibers decorated with α-iron oxide as freestanding anodes for flexible lithium polymer batteries

Se Hwan Oh, O. Hyeon Kwon, Yun Chan Kang, Jae Kwang Kim, Jung Sang Cho

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Highly integrated and interconnected carbon nanotube (CNT) hybrid nanofibers decorated with α-Fe 2 O 3 (denoted hereafter as HI-CNT/Fe 2 O 3 nanofibers) were first introduced for potential use as freestanding anodes in flexible lithium polymer batteries. CNTs were modified to have a carboxyl group attached. Polyacrylonitrile (PAN) was also hydrolyzed, forming sulfonated polyacrylamide. Dipole-dipole interactions and hydrogen bonding between CNTs and PAN can form Fe(acac) 3 -PAN-CNT complexes, thus allowing for the formation of highly integrated CNTs in a stable jet without being aggregated during electrospinning. The discharge capacity of a freestanding HI-CNT/Fe 2 O 3 nanofiber anode after 100 cycles at 100 mA g -1 was 651 mA h g -1 . The specific capacity of a flexible full-cell combined with a LiFePO 4 cathode was maintained at 148.5 mA h g -1 (cathode-based) even after bending for 10 cycles as compared with 148.9 mA h g -1 before bending.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12480-12488
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry A
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Materials Science(all)

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