Kalaiselvan, R. and Kalaiselvi, N. and Augustin, C.O. and Doh, C.H. and Sanjeeviraja, C. (2006) CuFe2O4/SnO2 nanocomposites as anodes for Li-ion batteries. Journal of Power Sources, 157 (1). pp. 522-527. ISSN 0378-7753

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Ultrafine powders of nanocrystalline CuFe2O4 and CuFe2O4/10 wt.% SnO2 nanocomposites are prepared by a urea–nitrate combustion method. Phase pure and highly crystalline CuFe2O4 (tetragonal structure) and CuFe2O4/SnO2 (cubic structure) are obtained after sintering at 1100 ◦C. The average particle size is 10–20 and 20–30 nm, respectively. Both the nanoferrite anodes have an excellent specific capacity of greater than 800 mAh g−1 versus Li metal. It is concluded that SnO2 doping improves the coulombic efficiency of copper ferrite anodes from 65 to 99.5% via an enhanced structural stability.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Copper ferrite; Nanocomposites; Lithium-ion batteries; Specific capacity; Coulombic efficiency
Subjects: Lithium batteries
Electrochemical Power Sources
Depositing User: ttbdu cecri
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2012 15:37
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2012 15:37
URI: http://cecri.csircentral.net/id/eprint/706

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