Nano-Micro Letters

Metal-Organic Framework-Assisted Synthesis of Compact Fe2O3 Nanotubes in Co3O4 Host with Enhanced Lithium Storage Properties

Song Lin Zhang1, Bu Yuan Guan1, *, Hao Bin Wu2, Xiong Wen (David) Lou1, *

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Nano-Micro Lett. (2018) 10: 44

First Online: 11 March 2018 (Article)


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Transition metal oxides are promising candidates for the high-capacity anode material in lithium-ion batteries. The electrochemical performance of transition metal oxides can be improved by constructing suitable composite architectures. Herein, we demonstrate a metal-organic framework (MOF)-assisted strategy for the synthesis of a hierarchical hybrid nanostructure composed of Fe2O3 nanotubes assembled in Co3O4 host. Starting from MOF composite precursors (Fe-based MOF encapsulated in a Co-based host matrix), a complex structure of Co3O4 host and engulfed Fe2O3 nanotubes was prepared by a simple annealing treatment in air. By virtue of their structural and compositional features, these hierarchical composite particles reveal enhanced lithium storage properties when employed as anodes for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs).



Metal-organic framework (MOF); Hierarchical structures; Fe2O3 nanotubes; Co3O4; Lithium-ion batteries (LIBs)

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