SnO2 nanocrystals deposited on multiwalled carbon nanotubes with superior stability as anode material for Li-ion batteries

Jianguo Ren, Junbing Yang, Ali Abouimrane, Dapeng Wang, Khalil Amine

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We report a novel ethylene glycol-mediated solvothermal-polyol route for synthesis of SnO2-CNT nanocomposites, which consist of highly dispersed 3-5 nm SnO2 nanocrystals on the surface of multiwalled carbon nanotubes (CNTs). As anode materials for Li-ion batteries, the nanocomposites showed high rate capability and superior cycling stability with specific capacity of 500 mAh g-1 for up to 300 cycles. The CNTs served as electron conductors and volume buffers in the nanocomposites. This strategy could be extended to synthesize other metal oxides composites with other carbon materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8701-8705
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Power Sources
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2011
Externally publishedYes



  • Anode
  • Carbon nanotube
  • Ethylene glycol
  • Li ion batteries
  • Tin dioxide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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