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Journal Article


Physica E: Low-Dimensional Systems and Nanostructures, Elsevier B.V., Volume 94, p.113-117 (2017)



Anodes, Carbon, Copper oxides, Cycling stability, Electric batteries, Electrochemical performance, Electrodes, High reversible capacities, Lithium-ion batteries, Low temperature effects, Low temperature synthesis, Microstructure analysis, Nanocomposite electrodes, Nanocomposites, Rate capabilities, Secondary batteries, Synergistic effect, Synthesis (chemical), temperature


Carbon-wrapped CuO is synthesized by a facile pyro-synthesis method without using a conventional carbon source to overcome the capacity fading issue of CuO nanoparticles. The microstructure analysis shows that the sample is fully wrapped by a carbon layer. The resultant carbon-wrapped CuO nanocomposite as an anode exhibits high reversible capacity with excellent cycling stability (437.1 mAh/g at 0.25 C and 365.2 mAh/g at 1.0 C after 100 cycles) and good rate capability. It is believed that the synergistic effect of CuO and carbon is responsible for the enhanced electrochemical performance of the nanocomposite electrode.


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M. Saravanan, Shantikumar V Nair, and Rai, A. K., “Low Temperature Synthesis of Carbon-wrapped CuO Synthesized Without using a Conventional Carbon Source for Li ion Battery Application”, Physica E: Low-Dimensional Systems and Nanostructures, vol. 94, pp. 113-117, 2017.