Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 54, Issue 9, pp 7119–7130 | Cite as

Hydrothermal self-assembly of α-Fe2O3 nanorings@graphene aerogel composites for enhanced Li storage performance

  • Tao HanEmail author
  • Yang Wei
  • Xiuzhi Jin
  • Hongfang Jiu
  • Lixin Zhang
  • Yu Sun
  • Jiao Tian
  • Ruirui Shang
  • Deliang Hang
  • Rong Zhao
Energy materials


A three-dimensional (3D) graphene interconnected network coupled with uniformly dispersed α-Fe2O3 nanorings (α-Fe2O3@GA) was designed by a simple hydrothermal self-assembly strategy and was used as anode material for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs). The α-Fe2O3@GA composites delivered a reversible capacity of 1288 mA h g−1 over 100 cycles at 100 mA g−1 and excellent rate performance than those of pure α-Fe2O3, owing to the synergetic effect of hollow α-Fe2O3 nanorings and inherent 3D porous graphene aerogels. In virtue of their superior lithium storage performance, the α-Fe2O3@GA composites will be promising lithium-ion battery anode materials. Moreover, this study provides a versatile route to synthesis other 3D graphene aerogel-based transitional metal oxide materials for commercial applications in lithium-ion batteries.



This research was financially supported by ShanXi Provincial Natural Science Foundation of China (2015011016) and ShanXi Province major special projects (No. MC2016-02).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Materials Science and EngineeringNorth University of ChinaTaiyuanPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.School of ScienceNorth University of ChinaTaiyuanPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.Chemical Engineering and Technology InstituteNorth University of ChinaTaiyuanPeople’s Republic of China

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