Publication Type:

Journal Article


Electrochimica Acta, Volume 109, p.461 - 467 (2013)



Lithium ion battery


Abstract In this work, tin oxide nanoparticles have been synthesized by a facile and low-cost urea-assisted auto-combustion method in combination with subsequent calcination at a low temperature (350 °C/5 h), which produces porous structure and less nanometer size of particles (5–10 nm). These nanoparticles were employed as the anode material for lithium-ion batteries, delivering better electrochemical properties of high reversible lithium storage capacity (618 mAh g−1 after 40 cycles at 0.05 C) and high rate capability (as high as 323 mAh g−1 at 4.8 C), indicating potential application for lithium-ion batteries. The microstructural change in the electrode corresponding to the change in electrochemical behavior was also studied by field-emission transmission electron microscopy, and the results supported the notion that the finer the sizes of the SnO2 nanoparticles better the cycling stability.

Cite this Research Publication

Alok Kumar Rai, Ly, T. Anh, Jihyeon, G., Vinod, M., and Jaekook, K., “Low temperature synthesis of porous tin oxide anode for high-performance lithium-ion battery”, Electrochimica Acta, vol. 109, pp. 461 - 467, 2013.