The effect of the type of dopant (titanium and manganese) and of the reduced graphene oxide content (rGO, 30 or 50 wt %) of the alpha-Fe2O3@rGO nanocomposites on their microstructural properties and electrochemical performance was investigated. Nanostructured composites were synthesized by a simple one-step solvothermal method and evaluated as anode materials for sodium ion batteries. The doping does not influence the crystalline phase and morphology of the iron oxide nanoparticles, but remarkably increases stability and Coulombic efficiency with respect to the anode based on the composite alpha-Fe2O3@rGO. For fixed rGO content, Ti-doping improves the rate capability at lower rates, whereas Mn-doping enhances the electrode stability at higher rates, retaining a specific capacity of 56 mAhg(-1)at a rate of 2C. Nanocomposites with higher rGO content exhibit better electrochemical performance.

Effect of Hematite Doping with Aliovalent Impurities on the Electrochemical Performance of alpha-Fe2O3@rGO-Based Anodes in Sodium-Ion Batteries

Claudia Triolo;Saveria Santangelo
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Maria Grazia Musolino
2020-01-01

Abstract

The effect of the type of dopant (titanium and manganese) and of the reduced graphene oxide content (rGO, 30 or 50 wt %) of the alpha-Fe2O3@rGO nanocomposites on their microstructural properties and electrochemical performance was investigated. Nanostructured composites were synthesized by a simple one-step solvothermal method and evaluated as anode materials for sodium ion batteries. The doping does not influence the crystalline phase and morphology of the iron oxide nanoparticles, but remarkably increases stability and Coulombic efficiency with respect to the anode based on the composite alpha-Fe2O3@rGO. For fixed rGO content, Ti-doping improves the rate capability at lower rates, whereas Mn-doping enhances the electrode stability at higher rates, retaining a specific capacity of 56 mAhg(-1)at a rate of 2C. Nanocomposites with higher rGO content exhibit better electrochemical performance.
2020
SODIUM ION BATTERIES, HEMATITE, DOPING, REDUCED GRAPHENE OXIDE, NANOCOMPOSITE, INSERTION, NANOPARTICLES
REDUCED GRAPHENE OXIDE, LI ION, RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES, RATE CAPABILITY, ELECTRODE MATERIAL, ENERGY STORAGE
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