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MoO3 nanoparticles dispersed uniformly in carbon matrix : a high capacity composite anode for Li-ion batteries

journal contribution
posted on 01.01.2011, 00:00 authored by Tao Tao, Alexey Glushenkov, C Zhang, H Zhang, D Zhou, Z Guo, H Liu, Q Chen, H Hu, Ying (Ian) ChenYing (Ian) Chen
A MoO3-carbon nanocomposite was synthesized from a mixture of MoO3 and graphite by a controlled ball milling procedure. The as-prepared product consists of nanosized MoO3 particles (2-180 nm) homogeneously distributed in carbon matrix. The nanocomposite acts as a high capacity anode material for lithium-ion batteries and exhibits good cyclic behavior. Its initial capacity exceeds the theoretical capacity of 745 mA h g-1 in a mixture of MoO3 and graphite (1:1 by weight), and the stable capacity of 700 mA h g-1 (94% of the theoretical capacity) is still retained after 120 cycles. The electrode performance is linked with the unique nanoarchitecture of the composite and is compared with the performance of MoO3-based anode materials reported in the literature previously (nanoparticles, ball milled powders, and carbon-coated nanobelts). The high value of capacity and good cyclic stability of MoO3-carbon nanocomposite are attractive in respect to those of the reported MoO3 electrodes.

History

Journal

Journal of materials chemistry

Volume

21

Issue

25

Pagination

9350 - 9355

Publisher

Royal Society of Chemistry

Location

Cambridge, U. K.

ISSN

0959-9428

eISSN

1364-5501

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2011, The Royal Society of Chemistry