Carbon nanotube-wrapped Fe2O3 anode with improved performance for lithium-ion batteries

Guoliang Gao, Yan Jin, Qun Zeng, Deyu Wang, Cai Shen

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Metall oxides have been proven to be potential candidates for the anode material of lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) because they offer high theoretical capacities, and are environmentally friendly and widely available. However, the low electronic conductivity and severe irreversible lithium storage have hindered a practical application. Herein, we employed ethanolamine as precursor to prepare Fe2O3/COOH-MWCNT composites through a simple hydrothermal synthesis. When these composites were used as electrode material in lithium-ion batteries, a reversible capacity of 711.2 mAh·g-1 at a current density of 500 mA·g-1 after 400 cycles was obtained. The result indicated that Fe2O3/COOH-MWCNT composite is a potential anode material for lithium-ion batteries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)649-656
Number of pages8
JournalBeilstein Journal of Nanotechnology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 17 Mar 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Anode material
  • Carbon nanotubes
  • Hydrothermal synthesis method
  • Lithium-ion batteries

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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