Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry

, Volume 20, Issue 7, pp 2045–2053 | Cite as

Preparation of MnO2 and MnO2/carbon nanotubes nanocomposites with improved electrochemical performance for lithium ion batteries

  • Sisi Luo
  • Shan Xu
  • Yuhong Zhang
  • Jiyan Liu
  • Shiquan Wang
  • Peixin He
Original Paper


Manganese dioxide (MnO2) nanomaterials and manganese dioxide/carbon nanotubes (MnO2/CNTs) nanocomposites were prepared by chemical precipitation and hydrothermal methods with Mn2+ and MnO4 as reactants, respectively. The crystalline structure and morphology of all samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Different crystalline structures and morphologies of MnO2 were prepared by different synthesis methods. Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and Elemental analysis (EA) were used to measure the thermal stability and carbon content of MnO2/CNTs nanocomposites. Charge-discharge performance, cyclic voltammetry (CV), large-rate capability performances, and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) of the samples were measured as the cathode active materials for lithium ion batteries (LIBs). The synthetic methods and the addition of CNTs have much influence on the electrochemical performance of the products. The δ-MnO2 and δ-MnO2/CNTs prepared by chemical precipitation depict the lower reversible capacities at a current density of 1 C (308 mA g−1). The γ-MnO2 and γ-MnO2/CNTs nanocomposites prepared by hydrothermal method exhibit higher initial capacities of 168 and 254 mAh g−1 and reversible capacities of 85 and 150 mAh g−1, respectively. An enhanced cycling stability for 200 cycles is also achieved. The results show that the addition of CNTs into material can improve the material property at a certain extent.


MnO2 Carbon nanotube Nanocomposites Lithium ion battery 



This work was financially supported by the opening project of key laboratory of optoelectronic chemical material and devices (Jianghan University), Ministry of Education (JDGD-201508) and State Key Laboratory Breeding Base of Green Chemistry-Synthesis Technology, Zhejiang University of Technology (GCTKF2014013).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sisi Luo
    • 1
    • 2
  • Shan Xu
    • 1
  • Yuhong Zhang
    • 1
    • 3
  • Jiyan Liu
    • 2
  • Shiquan Wang
    • 1
  • Peixin He
    • 1
  1. 1.Hubei Collaborative Innovation Center for Advanced Organic Chemical Materials, Key Laboratory for the Synthesis and Application of Organic Functional Molecules, Ministry of Education, College of Chemistry and Chemical EngineeringHubei UniversityWuhanPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Chemical Material and Devices, Ministry of EducationJianghan UniversityWuhanPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.Wuhan Haocheng Battery Technology Co. Ltd.WuhanPeople’s Republic of China

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