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In Situ High-Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) Observation of Sn Nanoparticles on SnO2 Nanotubes Under Lithiation

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  08 December 2017

Jun Young Cheong
Affiliation:
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 335 Science Road, Daejeon, 305-701, Republic of Korea
Joon Ha Chang
Affiliation:
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 335 Science Road, Daejeon, 305-701, Republic of Korea Center for Nanomaterials and Chemical Reactions, Institute for Basic Science (IBS), Daejeon, 305-701, Republic of Korea
Sung Joo Kim
Affiliation:
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 335 Science Road, Daejeon, 305-701, Republic of Korea Center for Nanomaterials and Chemical Reactions, Institute for Basic Science (IBS), Daejeon, 305-701, Republic of Korea
Chanhoon Kim
Affiliation:
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 335 Science Road, Daejeon, 305-701, Republic of Korea
Hyeon Kook Seo
Affiliation:
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 335 Science Road, Daejeon, 305-701, Republic of Korea Center for Nanomaterials and Chemical Reactions, Institute for Basic Science (IBS), Daejeon, 305-701, Republic of Korea
Jae Won Shin
Affiliation:
Center for Nanomaterials and Chemical Reactions, Institute for Basic Science (IBS), Daejeon, 305-701, Republic of Korea
Jong Min Yuk*
Affiliation:
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 335 Science Road, Daejeon, 305-701, Republic of Korea
Jeong Yong Lee*
Affiliation:
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 335 Science Road, Daejeon, 305-701, Republic of Korea Center for Nanomaterials and Chemical Reactions, Institute for Basic Science (IBS), Daejeon, 305-701, Republic of Korea
Il-Doo Kim*
Affiliation:
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 335 Science Road, Daejeon, 305-701, Republic of Korea

Abstract

We trace Sn nanoparticles (NPs) produced from SnO2 nanotubes (NTs) during lithiation initialized by high energy e-beam irradiation. The growth dynamics of Sn NPs is visualized in liquid electrolytes by graphene liquid cell transmission electron microscopy. The observation reveals that Sn NPs grow on the surface of SnO2 NTs via coalescence and the final shape of agglomerated NPs is governed by surface energy of the Sn NPs and the interfacial energy between Sn NPs and SnO2 NTs. Our result will likely benefit more rational material design of the ideal interface for facile ion insertion.

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These authors contributed equally to this work.

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