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Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry

, Volume 23, Issue 1, pp 237–244 | Cite as

Core-shells on nanosheets: Fe3O4@carbon-reduced graphene oxide composites for lithium-ion storage

  • Yufei Wang
  • Xingsheng Li
  • Mengmeng He
  • Hang Du
  • Xianli Wu
  • Jinghao HaoEmail author
  • Baojun LiEmail author
Original Paper
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Abstract

Fabrication of core-shells on sheets is considered as an effective strategy to explore novel functional composite materials. Herein, a three-component composite was successfully constructed by dispersing and anchoring carbon-coated Fe3O4 nanoparticle core-shell structures onto reduced graphene oxide (rGO) sheets. Carbonization of glucose polymer formed carbon shells existing between the Fe3O4 particles and rGO sheets. The structure of core-shells placed on rGO sheets formed close connections and high structural stability to the Fe3O4@C-rGO (FCG) composite. Reversible specific capacity up to 884 mA h g−1 at 0.2 C with good recyclability was achieved with FCG as an anode material of lithium-ion batteries. These unique three-dimensional structures of core-shells on sheets are beneficial to enhancing lithium-ion battery storage capacity, cycle stability, and rate performances.

Graphical abstract

Fabrication of novel functional materials is an effective strategy to construct core-shells on sheets. Fe3O4@C-rGO (FCG) composites have been successfully prepared by fabricating carbon shell-coated Fe3O4 nanoparticles (NPs) and reduced graphene oxide (rGO) sheets together. Carbonization of glucose formed carbon shells between Fe3O4 NPs and rGO sheets. The synergism between core-shell structures and sheets contributed to the close connection and high structure stability in FCG. As anode material of lithium-ion batteries (LIBs), the reversible specific capacity of FCG still maintained 748 mA h g−1 after 300 cycles at 0.2 C with good recyclability. This three-dimensional core-shell on sheets structure is beneficial to enhancing lithium storage capacity, cycle stability and rate performance.

Keywords

Fe3O4 nanoparticles Carbonization Core-shell structure Three-component composite Lithium-ion storage 

Notes

Acknowledgements

We thank LetPub for its linguistic assistance during the preparation of this manuscript.

Author contributions

Y.W., X.L., J.H., and B.L. conceived and designed the experiments; Y.W., X.W., M.H., and H.D. performed the experiments; X.W. and B.L. analyzed the data; Y.W., X.W., and B.L. wrote and revised the paper.

Funding

Financial supports from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (no. 21401168) and the Henan Science and Technology Open Cooperation Project (no. 172106000067) are acknowledged.

Compliance with ethical standards

Disclosures

None.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Chemical Engineering and Food ScienceZhengzhou Institute of TechnologyZhengzhouPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.College of Chemistry and Molecular EngineeringZhengzhou UniversityZhengzhouPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.Faculty of ScienceHenan University of Animal Husbandry and EconomyZhengzhouPeople’s Republic of China

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