Constructing aligned γ-Fe2O3 nanorods with internal void space anchored on reduced graphene oxide nanosheets for excellent lithium storage

Xiaoliang Wang, Jawayria Mujtaba, Fang Fang, Mashkoor Ahmad, Hamidreza Arandiyan, Hongping Yang, Guoxing Sun, Hongyu Sun

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Unique 1D aligned γ-Fe2O3 nanorods anchored on 2D reduced graphene oxide nanosheets were successfully synthesized by a facile seed-assisted solution reaction and subsequent thermal decomposition method. The structural and compositional analyses by employing X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) show that each γ-Fe2O3 nanorod possesses internal void spaces. The special structural nature of the γ-Fe2O3 nanorods together with the hierarchical nanoarchitectures is responsible for a large specific surface area of similar to 193.6 m2 g-1. When evaluated as an anode material for LIBs, the as-prepared composite electrodes delivered superior capacity, better cycling stability and rate capability. The excellent lithium storage properties are attributed to the advantageous structural features.
Original languageEnglish
JournalR S C Advances
Issue number111
Pages (from-to)91574-91580
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

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