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J Mater Sci Technol  2008, Vol. 24 Issue (04): 657-660     DOI:
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Mesoporous Carbon-Tin Nanocomposites as Anode Materials for Li-ion Battery
Z.W.Zhao, Z.P.Guo, P.Yao, H.K.Liu
Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials, University of Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia...
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Abstract  A new mesoporous carbon-tin (MC-Sn) nanocomposite has been successfully prepared via a two-step method. From the transmission electron microscopy (TEM) observations, the tin nanoparticles were decorated on the as-prepared mesoporous carbons. The mesoprous structure of the carbon can effectively buffer the volume changes during the Li-Sn alloying and de-alloying cycles. The as-prepared MC/Sn nanocomposite electrodes exhibited extremely good cycling stability, with the specific capacity of Sn in the composite electrode calculated to be 959.7 mAh•g-1, which amounts to an impressive 96.9% of the theoretical value (990 mAh•g-1). The reversible capacity after 200 cycles is 96.1% of the first cycle reversible capacity, i.e., the capacity fade rate is only 0.0195% per cycle, which is even better than that of commercial graphite-based anodes.
Key wordsMesoporous Carbon      Tin      Nanocomposites      Lithium ion battery      
Received: 11 December 2007      Published: 10 October 2009
Corresponding Authors: H.K.Liu     E-mail:

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Z.W.Zhao, Z.P.Guo, P.Yao, H.K.Liu. Mesoporous Carbon-Tin Nanocomposites as Anode Materials for Li-ion Battery. J Mater Sci Technol, 2008, 24(04): 657-660 .

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