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Photonics 2014, 1(3), 251-259;

Coal Char Derived Few-Layer Graphene Anodes for Lithium Ion Batteries

Center for Electrochemical Engineering Research, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701, USA
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Received: 18 July 2014 / Revised: 18 August 2014 / Accepted: 18 August 2014 / Published: 25 August 2014
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Few-layer graphene films were synthesized through chemical vapor deposition technique using coal char as solid carbon source. Raman spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, and selected area electron diffraction were used to characterize the graphene films. The electrochemical performance of the coal char derived few layer graphene anodes for lithium ion batteries was investigated by charge/discharge curves and discharge capacity at different current densities. The graphene anode maintained the reversible capacity at ~0.025, 0.013, and 0.007 mAh/cm2 at a current density of 10, 30, and 50 µA/cm2, respectively. The coal char derived graphene anodes show potential applications in thin film batteries for nanoelectronics. View Full-Text
Keywords: graphene; coal char; coal  electrolysis;  chemical  vapor  deposition;  lithium ion batteries graphene; coal char; coal  electrolysis;  chemical  vapor  deposition;  lithium ion batteries

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Wang, D.; Vijapur, S.H.; Botte, G.G. Coal Char Derived Few-Layer Graphene Anodes for Lithium Ion Batteries. Photonics 2014, 1, 251-259.

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