Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 2016, Vol. 32 ›› Issue (11): 2737-2744.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB201609072

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Hydrothermal Synthesis of Fe3O4/rGO Nanocomposites as Anode Materials for Lithium Ion Batteries

Shou-Pu ZHU1,2,Tian WU1,2,Hai-Ming SU1,2,Shan-Shan QU1,2,Yong-Juan XIE1,2,Ming CHEN1,2,*(),Guo-Wang DIAO1,2,*()   

  1. 1 College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou 225002, Jiangsu Province, P. R. China
    2 Key Laboratory of Environmental Materials & Environmental Engineering of Jiangsu Province, Yangzhou 225002, Jiangsu Province, P. R. China
  • Received:2016-06-27 Published:2016-11-08
  • Contact: Ming CHEN,Guo-Wang DIAO;


Fe3O4/rGO nanocomposites were prepared by hydrothermal method using Fe(OH)3 as precursor of magnetite nanoparticles, graphene oxide (GO) as precursor of reduced graphene oxide (rGO), hydrazine and trisodium citrate as mixed reducing agent. The morphologies, structures and compositions of the products were characterized by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). The electrochemical characteristics of assembled coin-type cells versus metallic lithium were evaluated by cyclic voltammetry and galvanostatic charge-discharge. The uniform morphology, high reductive level of rGO and the role of rGO buffering the volume changes of Fe3O4 nanoparticles in the charging-discharging process can be responsible for the good electrochemical performance of Fe3O4/rGO nanocomposites.

Key words: Lithium ion battery, Nanocomposite, Magnetite, Graphene, Anode material