Amorphous carbon-encapsulated niobium oxide (a-C/T-Nb2O5) nanocomposites are synthesized by i) solvothermal reaction of NbCl5 with acetophenone, producing Nb2O5 nanocrystals (NCs) homogeneously coated by an organic C precursor, and ii) carbonization, with increase of the crystallinity degree of the Nb2O5 NCs. The C content and size of the Nb2O5 NCs can be controlled. The addition of assembly-promoting agents allows varying the morphology of the a-C/T-Nb2O5 nanostructures. The nanomaterials prepared under optimized conditions exhibit excellent rate performance, delivering a specific capacity of 90 mAh/g at 100 C rate and 125 mAh/g at 20 C rate in Li- and Na-ion batteries, respectively.

Amorphous C/T-Nb2O5 nanocomposites in Li- and Na-ion storage

Triolo C.;Santangelo S.
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2020

Abstract

Amorphous carbon-encapsulated niobium oxide (a-C/T-Nb2O5) nanocomposites are synthesized by i) solvothermal reaction of NbCl5 with acetophenone, producing Nb2O5 nanocrystals (NCs) homogeneously coated by an organic C precursor, and ii) carbonization, with increase of the crystallinity degree of the Nb2O5 NCs. The C content and size of the Nb2O5 NCs can be controlled. The addition of assembly-promoting agents allows varying the morphology of the a-C/T-Nb2O5 nanostructures. The nanomaterials prepared under optimized conditions exhibit excellent rate performance, delivering a specific capacity of 90 mAh/g at 100 C rate and 125 mAh/g at 20 C rate in Li- and Na-ion batteries, respectively.
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