Ionics

, Volume 23, Issue 11, pp 3197–3202 | Cite as

Facile synthesis of phase-pure Sb8O11Cl2 microrods as anode materials for sodium-ion batteries with high capacity

  • Yaqin Lin
  • Wenjing Feng
  • Zhiwei Li
  • Tan Xu
  • Hailong Fei
Original Paper

Abstract

Antimony oxychloride (Sb8O11Cl2) microrods with the diameter of about 100 nm are synthesized by a facial solvothermal reaction. And the material of Sb8O11Cl2 is applied as an anode material for sodium-ion batteries for the first time. It can deliver 723.4, 500.6, and 425.5 mA h g−1 after 20 cycles under current densities of 10, 30, and 50 mA g−1, respectively. Besides, the rate performance is also surprising (specific capacities of 517.4, 411.6, 247.8, and 191.2 mA h g−1 are achieved at the current densities of 30, 50, 100, and 200 mA g−1, respectively). Furthermore, the Sb8O11Cl2 electrode is of two very appropriate discharge plateaus (0.4 and 1.3 V) during sodiation/desodiation process, which is very critical for the long-term development of the sodium-ion batteries. In this work, a novel electrode material is presented, and it will encourage more researchers to explore Sb8O11Cl2 deeply due to its outstanding capacity and reversible performance.

Keywords

Sb8O11Cl2 Microrods Anode material Sodium-ion batteries 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The project was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant no. 51204058) and the open project in Key Lab Adv. Energy Mat. Chem. (Nankai University).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yaqin Lin
    • 1
  • Wenjing Feng
    • 1
  • Zhiwei Li
    • 1
  • Tan Xu
    • 1
  • Hailong Fei
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.State Key Lab Photocatalysis Energy and EnvironmFuzhou UniversityUniversity Town FuzhouPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Key Laboratory of Advanced Energy Materials Chemistry (Ministry of Education)Nankai UniversityTianjinPeople’s Republic of China

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