Supersonically blown reduced graphene oxide loaded Fe–Fe3C nanofibers for lithium ion battery anodes

Bhavana Joshi, Jong Gun Lee, Edmund Samuel, Hong Seok Jo, Tae Gun Kim, Mark T. Swihart, Woo Young Yoon, Sam S. Yoon

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Reduced graphene oxide (rGO) loaded Fe-Fe3C composite nanofibers were prepared via a supersonic blowing technique. After high temperature annealing, the resulting electrodes delivered an excellent reversible capacity of 558 mAh·g−1 at a current rate of 1500 mA g−1 at the 200th cycle. The supersonic blowing facilitated rapid and simultaneous coupling of exfoliated rGO with the solution-blown nanofibers, which is difficult to achieve by electrospinning methods. The performance of the fabricated electrode is remarkably high compared to the previously reported values; thus, these anodes are promising for application in lithium ion batteries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)114-120
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • Carbon nanofiber
  • Fe-FeC
  • Lithium ion battery
  • Supersonic blowing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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