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Title: Facile synthesis and Li-storage performance of SnO nanoparticles and microcrystals
Authors: Cherian, C.T.
Reddy, M.V. 
Haur, S.C. 
Chowdari, B.V.R. 
Issue Date: 2013
Citation: Cherian, C.T., Reddy, M.V., Haur, S.C., Chowdari, B.V.R. (2013). Facile synthesis and Li-storage performance of SnO nanoparticles and microcrystals. RSC Advances 3 (9) : 3118-3123. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Nano- and micron-sized SnO samples are prepared by simple chemical methods and their lithium cycling behavior is investigated and compared. SnO microcrystals with stacked mesh like morphology are prepared from SnF 2 by an aqueous solution synthetic route. SnO nanoparticle-aggregates are prepared from SnCl2, Na2CO3 and NaCl by high energy ball milling. The compounds are characterized by X-ray diffraction, SEM and HRTEM techniques. Galvanostatic cycling studies at a current density of 50 mA g-1 in the voltage range 0.005-0.8 V vs. Li, showed that the micro-SnO has an initial reversible capacity of 790 mA h g-1 with capacity retention of 43% between 5-50 cycles. Under similar cycling conditions, nano-SnO showed a reversible discharge capacity of 738 mA h g-1 with much better capacity retention of 77% between 5-50 cycles. High energy ball milling technique can be adopted for the large scale synthesis of SnO nanoparticles which show novel electrochemical performance as anode material. © 2013 The Royal Society of Chemistry.
Source Title: RSC Advances
ISSN: 20462069
DOI: 10.1039/c2ra22867j
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