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Ionics

, Volume 24, Issue 4, pp 1265–1269 | Cite as

Large-scale synthesis of SnS/carbon nanotube composites with enhanced reversible lithium-ion storage

  • Junsheng Zhu
  • Yanan Li
  • Guangzhou Hu
Short Communications

Abstract

SnS in situ hybridized with carbon nanotubes has been achieved via a facile homogeneous precipitation process. The structure and morphology of the as-prepared SnS/carbon nanotube composites have been characterized by X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy. Results indicate that SnS nanoparticles are uniformly dispersed on the surface of carbon nanotubes. The lithium-ion storage properties of the materials are investigated by cyclic voltammetry, galvanostatic charge–discharge cycling, and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. It demonstrates that SnS/carbon nanotube composites exhibit better electrochemical performance as compared to single SnS and carbon nanotubes. The enhanced reversible lithium storage could be ascribed to the synergistic effect of SnS and carbon nanotubes.

Keywords

Lithium-ion batteries Nanocomposites Carbon materials SnS Carbon nanotubes 

Notes

Funding information

This work was supported by the Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province, China (No. BK20160242).

Supplementary material

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Key Laboratory of Coal Processing and Efficient Utilization of Ministry of EducationChina University of Mining and TechnologyXuzhouChina

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