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Electrochemical deposition of Fe3O4 nanoparticles and flower-like hierarchical porous nanoflakes on 3D Cu-cone arrays for rechargeable lithium battery anodes

Electrochemical deposition of Fe3O4 nanoparticles and flower-like hierarchical porous nanoflakes on 3D Cu-cone arrays for rechargeable lithium battery anodes
Qian, XinXu, QianHang, TaoShanmugam, SangarajuLi, Ming
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Shanmugam, Sangaraju
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AnodesCone ArraysConstant Current DensityCu Micro Cone ArraysCyclic VoltammetryDepositionElectric BatteriesElectrochemical DepositionElectrodepositionElectrodepositionElectrodesElectrolytesEthanolaminesFe3O4 NanoparticleFe3O4 NanoparticlesField Emission Scanning Electron MicroscopesFlower like Fe3O4 NanoflakeGalvanostatic Charge/DischargeGas SensorsHigh CapacityHigh Resolution Transmission Electron MicroscopyIon BatteriesLithium Ion BatteriesLithium Ion BatteryLithium AlloysNanoparticlesNano StructuresNanowire ArraysPerformanceRechargeable Lithium BatteryReductionReductionReinforcementScanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)Secondary BatteriesStabilityStorage PropertiesTransmission Electron MicroscopyTriethanolamineX Ray DiffractionX Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS)
A novel 3D nanostructured Fe3O4/Cu-cone arrays (Cu-CAs) anode is prepared by template-free chemical deposition of Cu-CAs on a flat Cu current collector followed by galvanostatic electrodeposition of polycrystalline Fe3O4 nanoparticles (NPs) and Fe3O4 nanoflakes (NFs) from electrolyte containing 0.1?M tri-ethanol-amine (TEA) and 0.2?M TEA, respectively. The developed anodes are characterized by X-ray diffraction, field emission scanning electron microscope, transmission electron microscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Galvanostatic charge/discharge tests are carried out to evaluate the cycling performance of all the anodes at a constant current density of 680?mA?g??1 and cyclic voltammetry measurements are performed to characterize the charge/discharge potentials. The Fe3O4 NPs/Cu-CAs anode fabricated by 90?s electrodeposition exhibits the best performance with a reversible discharge capacity of 442.96?mAh?g??1 after 100 cycles at 1 C-rate due to the optimal synergistic effect of crystallinity and reinforcement effect of Cu-CAs substrate. While the better performance of Fe3O4 NFs/Cu-CAs anode fabricated by 120?s electrodeposition is attributable to the enhanced surface porosity and reinforcement effect of Cu-CAs. However, the comparison between anodes electrodeposited with 0.1?M and 0.2?M TEA indicates that the reinforcement effect of Cu-CAs plays the dominant role in determining the cycling performance of developed Fe3O4/Cu-CAs anodes. ? 2017 Elsevier Ltd
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  • 상가라쥬샨무감 Shanmugam, Sangaraju 에너지공학과
  • Research Interests Electrocatalysts for fuel cells; water splitting; metal-air batteries; Polymer electrolyte membranes for fuel cells; flow batteries; Hydrogen generation and utilization
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