Nano Research

, Volume 7, Issue 8, pp 1128–1136 | Cite as

SnO2@Co3O4 hollow nano-spheres for a Li-ion battery anode with extraordinary performance

  • Won-Sik Kim
  • Yoon Hwa
  • Hong-Chan Kim
  • Jong-Hyun Choi
  • Hun-Joon Sohn
  • Seong-Hyeon HongEmail author
Research Article


SnO2@Co3O4 hollow nano-spheres have been prepared using the template-based sol-gel coating technique and their electrochemical performance as an anode for lithium-ion battery (LIB) was investigated. The size of synthesized hollow spheres was about 50 nm with the shell thickness of 7–8 nm. The fabricated SnO2@Co3O4 hollow nano-sphere electrode exhibited an extraordinary reversible capacity (962 mAh·g−1 after 100 cycles at 100 mA·g−1), good cyclability, and high rate capability, which was attributed to the Co-enhanced reversibility of the Li2O reduction reaction during cycling.


hollow sphere lithium-ion battery anode SnO2 Co3O4 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Won-Sik Kim
    • 1
  • Yoon Hwa
    • 1
  • Hong-Chan Kim
    • 1
  • Jong-Hyun Choi
    • 1
  • Hun-Joon Sohn
    • 1
  • Seong-Hyeon Hong
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Research Institute of Advanced MaterialsSeoul National UniversitySeoulRepublic of Korea

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