Synthesis of hierarchical Mn3O4 microsphere composed of ultrathin nanosheets and its excellent long-term cycling performance for lithium-ion batteries

  • Lihong Xu
  • Xi Chen
  • Lingxing ZengEmail author
  • Renpin Liu
  • Cheng Zheng
  • Qingrong QianEmail author
  • Qinghua Chen


In the present work, the hierarchical Mn3O4 microsphere assembled by two-dimensional ultrathin nanosheets was initially synthesized successfully through ethanol thermal reduction method. When used as the anode materials for lithium ion batteries, the hierarchical Mn3O4 microsphere exhibited large reversible capacity (640 mAh g−1 at 100 mA g−1 for 100 cycles), high rate capability (391 mAh g−1 at 2 A g−1) and outstanding long-time cycling stability (324 mAh g−1 at 2 A g−1 after 1300 cycles). The excellent performances might be related with their hierarchical microsphere structure and two-dimensional nanostructure.



This work was financially supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. NSFC 51502036, U1505241 and 21407025), the Outstanding Youth Research Training Program of University of Fujian Province and Natural Science Foundation of Fujian Province (Grant No. 2016J05116).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Engineering Research Center of Polymer Green Recycling of Ministry of Education, College of Environment Science and EngineeringFujian Normal UniversityFuzhouChina
  2. 2.Institute of Advanced Energy MaterialsFuzhou UniversityFuzhouChina
  3. 3.Fujian Key Laboratory of Pollution Control & Resource ReuseFuzhouChina
  4. 4.Fuqing Branch of Fujian Normal UniversityFuqingChina

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