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Title: Lithium storage capability of CuGeO 3 nanorods
Authors: Feng, J. 
Lai, M.O. 
Lu, L. 
Keywords: A. Nanostructures
B. Chemical synthesis
C. Electron microscopy
C. X-ray diffraction
D. Electrochemical properties
Issue Date: Jul-2012
Source: Feng, J., Lai, M.O., Lu, L. (2012-07). Lithium storage capability of CuGeO 3 nanorods. Materials Research Bulletin 47 (7) : 1693-1696. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Copper metagermanate (CuGeO 3) nanorods were synthesized through a low temperature hydrothermal method at 180 °C. The as-synthesized CuGeO 3 nanorods show a well crystallined nanostructure with diameters in the range from 40 to 70 nm, and a length from 250 to 350 nm. Electrochemical measurements demonstrate that the CuGeO 3 nanorods exhibit a first charge capacity of 924 mAh g -1 and 690 mAh g -1 after 50 cycles, which is remarkably improved than the pure nanosize GeO 2 electrode. This investigation indicates that CuGeO 3 nanorods could be utilized as a high capacity anode material in lithium-ion batteries by reducing particle size and metal oxide addition. The lithium storage mechanisms for the improved capacity retention were also studied. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Materials Research Bulletin
ISSN: 00255408
DOI: 10.1016/j.materresbull.2012.03.034
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