Free standing nanostructures for anode of Li-ion rechargeable batteries

Ming Au, Scott McWhorter, Thad Adams, Yiping Zhao, John Gibbs

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The free standing nanorods of aluminum and cobalt oxides were grown on electrodes and tested as the anodes directly in the half-cell of Li-ion battery. The average diameter and length of the nanorods are 80 nm and 200 nm, respectively. The aligned nanorods demonstrated high initial capacity from 1200-1400 mAh/g at rate of 0.5C. A gradual decrease of the initial capacity was observed. The preliminary characterization shows that the changes of the crystalline structure and morphology during cycling may be responsible for the capacity decay.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBattery/Energy Technology (General) - 215th ECS Meeting
PublisherElectrochemical Society Inc.
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781566777674
ISBN (Print)9781607681175
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameECS Transactions
ISSN (Print)1938-5862
ISSN (Electronic)1938-6737

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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