Pyrite FeS2 microspheres wrapped by reduced graphene oxide as high-performance lithium-ion battery anodes

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Author(s)

  • Hongtao Xue
  • Xia Yang
  • Jun Xu
  • Zhangpeng Li
  • Mingliang Sun
  • Wenpei Kang
  • Yongbing Tang

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7945-7949
Journal / PublicationJournal of Materials Chemistry A
Volume3
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 21 Apr 2015

Abstract

A composite of pyrite FeS2 microspheres wrapped by reduced graphene oxide (FeS2/rGO) has been synthesized by a facile one-step solvothermal method and applied as an anode in lithium ion batteries (LIBs). Impedance measurements and transmission electron microscopy show that incorporation of rGO significantly decreases the charge transfer resistance and improves the structural stability of the composite. As an anode material for LIBs, the composite exhibits a high capacity of 970 mA h g-1 at a current density of 890 mA g-1 after 300 cycles. Additionally, this composite anode shows impressive performance especially at high current densities. The LIB shows a capacity of 380 mA h g-1 even at a high current density of 8900 mA g-1 (10C) over 2000 cycles, demonstrating its potential for applications in LIBs with long cycling life and high power density.

Citation Format(s)

Pyrite FeS2 microspheres wrapped by reduced graphene oxide as high-performance lithium-ion battery anodes. / Xue, Hongtao; Yu, Denis Y. W.; Qing, Jian; Yang, Xia; Xu, Jun; Li, Zhangpeng; Sun, Mingliang; Kang, Wenpei; Tang, Yongbing; Lee, Chun-Sing.

In: Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Vol. 3, No. 15, 21.04.2015, p. 7945-7949.

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