A hollow \({\hbox {Fe}}_{3} {\hbox {O}}_{4}\)-based nanocomposite anode for lithium-ion batteries with outstanding cycling performance

  • Shanshan XiaoEmail author
  • Fei Bi
  • Li Zhao
  • Liyan Wang
  • Guangqing Gai


The fabrication of hybrid electrodes with conversion-type electrode materials has drawn growing interest in improving the capacity performance of lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) for many high-energy applications. However, as a typical conversion-type electrode material, \({\hbox {Fe}}_{3}{\hbox {O}}_{4}\) is usually restricted by large amount of volume change during repeated lithiation/delithiation course, which dramatically hinders the cycling stability of the constructed LIBs. We design a hybrid electrode of \({\hbox {Fe}}_{3}{\hbox {O}}_{4}\) nanospheres with a hollow structure wrapped by \({\hbox {MnO}}_{2}\) nanosheets (H-Fe\(_{3}{\hbox {O}}_{4}/{\hbox {MnO}}_{2} \, \hbox {NSs}\) nanospheres). As a result of the synergetic effect of a high-capacity material coating and a robust hollow core, the H-Fe\(_{3}{\hbox {O}}_{4}/{\hbox {MnO}}_{2} \, \hbox {NS}\) hybrid electrode delivers reversible capacity as high as \(590 \, {\hbox {mAh g}}^{-1}\) at a current rate of 0.1 C and maintains 92% of the initial reversible capacity after 1000 cycles at 1 C.


Hollow \({\hbox {Fe}}_{3}{\hbox {O}}_{4}\) \({\hbox {MnO}}_{2}\) core–shell hybrid electrode lithium-ion battery 



This work was supported by the Scientific Development Programs of Jilin Province (grant nos. 20180520217JH and 20170520152JH) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (no. 51403075).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shanshan Xiao
    • 1
    Email author
  • Fei Bi
    • 1
  • Li Zhao
    • 1
  • Liyan Wang
    • 1
  • Guangqing Gai
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Building Energy-Saving Technology Engineering, College of Material Science and EngineeringJilin Jianzhu UniversityChangchunPeople’s Republic of China

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