Design of cuboidal FeNi2S4-rGO-MWCNTs composite for lithium-ion battery anode showing excellent half and full cell performances
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Ternary metal sulfides are projected as advanced lithium-ion battery (LIB) anodes due to their superior electronic conductivity and specific capacity compared to their respective oxide counterparts. Herein, a porous composite of cuboidal FeNi2S4 (FNS) with 2D reduced graphene oxide (rGO) and 1D multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) (composite name: FNS@GC) synthesised by an in-situ single-step hydrothermal process. The 1D/2D combined thin carbon coatings on the FeNi2S4 prevent aggregation during battery performance by increasing conductivity and resisting the volume changes at lithiation/de-lithiation processes. Consequently, the FNS@GC composite exhibits a commending electrochemical performance with a charge capacity of 797 mAh g-1 and a first cycle coulombic efficiency of ~67% with reversible capacity restoration property and excellent longterm cycling stability. Furthermore, FNS@GC//LiFePO4 full cell reveals its practical applicability as a LIB anode with a reversible capacity of 77 mAh g-1 at 50 mA g-1 current density.
Pramanik , A , Chattopadhyay , S , De , G & Mahanty , S 2022 , ' Design of cuboidal FeNi 2 S 4 -rGO-MWCNTs composite for lithium-ion battery anode showing excellent half and full cell performances ' , Batteries , vol. 8 , no. 12 , 261 . https://doi.org/10.3390/batteries8120261
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DescriptionFunding: AP thanks CSIR India for senior research fellowship (Award Nos. 31/15(136)/2017-EMR-I). SC thanks UGC, India for research fellowship (Award No. F.2-44/2011(SA-I).
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