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Room-temperature synthesis of ZnO@GO nanocomposites as anode for lithium-ion batteries

  • Yunchuan Qi (a1), Ce Zhang (a2), Shengtang Liu (a1), Yanqing Zong (a3) and Yi Men (a3)...

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In this study, a facile room-temperature solution method is developed for the preparation of zinc oxide@graphene oxide (ZnO@GO) nanocomposites. Unlike the general process to obtain crystallized materials by heating, the room temperature we used can generate fine ZnO@GO nanocomposites with ultra-small ZnO nanocrystal (∼8 nm) and high weight content (∼84%). The obtained ZnO@GO nanocomposite was thoroughly characterized by various physicochemical techniques such as scanning electron microscopy, high-resolution transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, Raman spectroscopy, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, indicating well-dispersed ZnO on the GO layer and strong interaction between the each other. As an anode material for lithium-ion batteries, ZnO@GO exhibits high specific reversible capacity and excellent cycling performance, which can be ascribed to the role of GO in preventing the agglomeration of the ZnO nanoparticles by creating the decorated nanoscale composite during the electrochemical process.

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Room-temperature synthesis of ZnO@GO nanocomposites as anode for lithium-ion batteries

  • Yunchuan Qi (a1), Ce Zhang (a2), Shengtang Liu (a1), Yanqing Zong (a3) and Yi Men (a3)...

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