Hierarchically structured porous TiO2 spheres constructed by interconnected nanorods as high performance anodes for lithium ion batteries

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Author(s)

  • Yi Cai
  • Hong-En Wang
  • Jun Jin
  • Shao-Zhuan Huang
  • Yong Yu
  • Yu Li
  • Bao-Lian Su

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)844-851
Journal / PublicationChemical Engineering Journal
Volume281
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2015
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Hierarchically structured porous anatase TiO2 spheres have been fabricated by a facile chemical route. The TiO2 spheres are constructed by interconnected nanorods and possess a three-dimensional (3D) interpenetrating porous framework. When evaluated as an electrode material in lithium half-cells, such hierarchically porous TiO2 nanostructures exhibit high lithium storage capacity (225mAhg-1 at 0.5 C), excellent rate performance (141mAhg-1 at 5 C), and long cycle life (an initial Li+ storage capacity of 187mAhg-1 at 1 C and a capacity retention of ca. 95% after 100 cycles). The improved electrochemical properties of TiO2 spheres can be attributed to the synergetic effects of their unique hierarchical structure, high surface area, large and opened pore structure and interconnected 3D network. These unique structural characteristics effectively improve the mass transfer capability of electrolyte, reduce the Li ions diffusion paths and increase the electronic conduction as well as structural stability.

Research Area(s)

  • Anode materials, Hierarchical anatase TiO2 spheres, Interconnected nanorods, Lithium ion batteries

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Hierarchically structured porous TiO2 spheres constructed by interconnected nanorods as high performance anodes for lithium ion batteries. / Cai, Yi; Wang, Hong-En; Jin, Jun; Huang, Shao-Zhuan; Yu, Yong; Li, Yu; Feng, Shien-Ping; Su, Bao-Lian.

In: Chemical Engineering Journal, Vol. 281, 01.12.2015, p. 844-851.

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