Structure-properties relationship in iron oxide-reduced graphene oxide nanostructures for Li-ion batteries

Seung-Ho Yu, Donato E. Conte, Seunghwan Baek, Dong Chan Lee, Seung Keun Park, Kyung Jae Lee, Yuanzhe Piao, Yung Eun Sung, Nicola Pinna

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Abstract

Non-aqueous sol-gel routes involving the reaction of metal oxide precursors in organic solvents (e.g., benzyl alcohol) at moderate temperature and pressure, offer advantages such as high purity, high reproducibility and the ability to control the crystal growth without the need of using additional ligands. In this paper, a study carried out on a series of iron oxide/reduced graphene oxide composites is presented to elucidate a structure-properties relationship leading to an improved electrochemical performance of such composites. Moreover, it is demonstrated that the easy production of the composites in a variety of temperature and composition ranges, allows a fine control over the final particles size, density and distribution. The materials obtained are remarkable in terms of the particle's size homogeneity and dispersion onto the reduced graphene oxide surface. Moreover, the synthesis method used to obtain the graphene oxide clearly affects the performances of the final composites through the control of the restacking of the reduced graphene oxide sheets. It is shown that a homogeneous and less defective reduced graphene oxide enables good electrochemical performances even at high current densities (over 500 mAh/g delivered at current densities as high as 1600 mA/g). The electrochemical properties of improved samples reach the best compromise between specific capacity, rate capability and cycle stability reported so far.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4293-4305
Number of pages13
JournalAdvanced Functional Materials
Volume23
Issue number35
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Sep 20
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • graphene
  • iron oxide
  • Li-ion batteries
  • microwave-assisted synthesis
  • nanostructures

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  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Structure-properties relationship in iron oxide-reduced graphene oxide nanostructures for Li-ion batteries. / Yu, Seung-Ho; Conte, Donato E.; Baek, Seunghwan; Lee, Dong Chan; Park, Seung Keun; Lee, Kyung Jae; Piao, Yuanzhe; Sung, Yung Eun; Pinna, Nicola.

In: Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 23, No. 35, 20.09.2013, p. 4293-4305.

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Yu, S-H, Conte, DE, Baek, S, Lee, DC, Park, SK, Lee, KJ, Piao, Y, Sung, YE & Pinna, N 2013, 'Structure-properties relationship in iron oxide-reduced graphene oxide nanostructures for Li-ion batteries', Advanced Functional Materials, vol. 23, no. 35, pp. 4293-4305. https://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.201300190
Yu, Seung-Ho ; Conte, Donato E. ; Baek, Seunghwan ; Lee, Dong Chan ; Park, Seung Keun ; Lee, Kyung Jae ; Piao, Yuanzhe ; Sung, Yung Eun ; Pinna, Nicola. / Structure-properties relationship in iron oxide-reduced graphene oxide nanostructures for Li-ion batteries. In: Advanced Functional Materials. 2013 ; Vol. 23, No. 35. pp. 4293-4305.
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