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Nanomaterials 2018, 8(7), 475; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano8070475

Flower-like Cu2SnS3 Nanostructure Materials with High Crystallinity for Sodium Storage

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International Academy of Optoelectronics at Zhaoqing, South China Normal University, Zhaoqing 526060, China
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National Center for International Research on Green Optoelectronics, South China Normal University, Guangzhou 510006, China
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Shenyang Institute of automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou 511458, China
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Institute of Solar Energy, Yunnan Normal University, Kunming 650500, China
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Received: 14 June 2018 / Revised: 25 June 2018 / Accepted: 25 June 2018 / Published: 28 June 2018
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Abstract

In this study, ternary Cu2SnS3 (CTS) nanostructure materials with high crystallinity were successfully prepared via a facile solvothermal method, which was followed by high-temperature treatment. The morphology of the as-synthesized samples is uniform flower-like spheres, with these spheres consisting of hierarchical nanosheets and possessing network features. Sodium storage measurements demonstrate that the annealed CTS electrodes have high initial reversible capacity (447.7 mAh·g−1 at a current density of 100 mA·g−1), good capacity retention (200.6 mAh·g−1 after 50 cycles at a current density of 100 mA·g−1) and considerable rate capability because of their high crystallinity and unique morphology. Such good performances indicate that the high crystallinity CTS is a promising anode material for sodium ion batteries. View Full-Text
Keywords: Cu2SnS3; high crystallinity; anode material; sodium ion batteries Cu2SnS3; high crystallinity; anode material; sodium ion batteries
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Fu, L.; Bi, Z.; Wei, B.; Huang, L.; Zhang, X.; Chen, Z.; Liao, H.; Li, M.; Shang, C.; Wang, X. Flower-like Cu2SnS3 Nanostructure Materials with High Crystallinity for Sodium Storage. Nanomaterials 2018, 8, 475.

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