Porous spheres assembled from polythiophene (PTh)-coated ultrathin MnO2 nanosheets with enhanced lithium storage capabilities
Chen, Jun Song
Lou, David Xiong Wen
Date of Issue2010
School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
In this work, we propose a strategy to enhance the lithium storage capabilities of metal oxide based anodes for lithium-ion batteries through nanopainting with a thin layer of conducting polymer. To demonstrate the concept, we have developed a facile, one-step aqueous/organic interfacial synthesis to prepare polythiophene (PTh)-coated ultrathin MnO2 nanosheets (≈5 nm) with a uniform mesoporous hierarchical structure. When evaluated for lithium storage capability, the MnO2/PTh nanocomposite exhibits enhanced capacity retention upon high-rate charge/discharge cycling.
The journal of physical chemistry C
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