Growth of TiO2 nanorod arrays on reduced graphene oxide with enhanced lithium-ion storage

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Author(s)

  • Lifang He
  • Ruguang Ma
  • Ning Du
  • Jianguo Ren
  • Tailun Wong
  • Shuit Tong Lee

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19061-19066
Journal / PublicationJournal of Materials Chemistry
Volume22
Issue number36
Publication statusPublished - 28 Sep 2012

Abstract

We demonstrate the synthesis of a sandwich-like nanocomposite by planting rutile TiO2 nanorods onto reduced graphene oxide (RGO) via a modified seed-assisted hydrothermal growth method. The synthetic process consists of functionalization of graphene oxide (GO), followed by hydrolytic deposition of TiO2 nanoparticles on GO and reduction, and finally hydrothermal growth of rutile TiO2 nanorods on RGO. The resultant nanocomposite, i.e. rutile TiO2 nanorod arrays on RGO (TONRAs-RGO), exhibits largely enhanced reversible charge-discharge capacity and rate capability compared to bare TiO2 nanorods (TONRs) due to its unique structure and superior conductivity. The rate performance of the nanocomposite is also better than that of anatase TiO2 nanoparticles. This study will inspire better design of RGO-based nanocomposites for high energy density lithium-ion battery applications. © The Royal Society of Chemistry.

Citation Format(s)

Growth of TiO2 nanorod arrays on reduced graphene oxide with enhanced lithium-ion storage. / He, Lifang; Ma, Ruguang; Du, Ning; Ren, Jianguo; Wong, Tailun; Li, Yangyang; Lee, Shuit Tong.

In: Journal of Materials Chemistry, Vol. 22, No. 36, 28.09.2012, p. 19061-19066.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review