Synthesis of hydrogenated TiO2-reduced-graphene oxide nanocomposites and their application in high rate lithium ion batteries

Jie Wang, Laifa Shen, Ping Nie, Guiyin Xu, Bing Ding, Shan Fang, Hui Dou, Xiaogang Zhang

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Abstract

A hydrogenated TiO2-reduced-graphene oxide (H-TiO 2-RGO) nanocomposite is synthesised via a facile one-pot hydrogenation treatment process. The morphologies and structures are characterized by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The nitrogen adsorption-desorption isotherms revealed that the H-TiO 2-RGO exhibited large specific surface area of 114.4 m2 g-1. Compared with the TiO2-RGO nanocomposite, the H-TiO2-RGO nanocomposite exhibits a much higher rate capability and better capacity retention. At a current rate of 5 C, the reversible capacity of the H-TiO2-RGO electrode is up to 166.3 mA h g-1 and with only 2.4% capacity loss after 100 cycles. The excellent electrochemical performance is strongly related to the high electronic conductivity derived from hydrogenated TiO2 frameworks and the good contact between the zero-dimensional (0D) H-TiO2 nanoparticles with two-dimensional (2D) reduced-graphene oxide nanosheets, which efficiently shortened the Li + diffusion path lengths, enhanced the electrolyte-active material contact area and facilitated rapid e- transfer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9150-9155
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry A
Volume2
Issue number24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jun 28
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Materials Science(all)

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