, Volume 25, Issue 2, pp 523–531 | Cite as

Carbon nanotubes enhanced Sb6O13 as a new anode material for sodium-ion batteries

  • Biao Shang
  • Qimeng Peng
  • Xun Jiao
  • Guocui Xi
  • Xuebu HuEmail author
Original Paper


Sb6O13/carbon nanotube (Sb6O13/CNT) composite prepared via a facile method has been evaluated as anode material for sodium-ion batteries. Its physical properties were investigated by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Its electrochemical characteristics were studied via cyclic voltammetry (CV), electrochemical impedance spectra (EIS), and galvanostatic charge/discharge. Compared with Sb6O13, Sb6O13/CNTs showed an obviously enhanced electrochemical performance with an initial discharge capacity of 1048.7 mA h g−1, a reversible capacity of 308.7 mA h g−1 at 100 mA g−1 after 350 cycles. Even at 1000 mA g−1, a capacity of 158 mA h g−1 was obtained for Sb6O13/CNTs compared to 47 mA h g−1 of Sb6O13, which showed a good rate performance of Sb6O13/CNTs. In addition, the calculated sodium-ion diffusion coefficients of Sb6O13/CNTs reached 6.70 × 10−14 cm2 s−1, which was almost 47 times as much as that of Sb6O13.


Sb6O13 Carbon nanotubes Anode Sodium-ion batteries 


Funding information

This work was supported by key project of science and technology research program of Chongqing Education Commission of China (No.KJZD-K201801103).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Biao Shang
    • 1
  • Qimeng Peng
    • 1
  • Xun Jiao
    • 1
  • Guocui Xi
    • 1
  • Xuebu Hu
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.College of Chemistry and Chemical EngineeringChongqing University of TechnologyChongqingChina

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