Electrostatically Assembled Magnetite Nanoparticles/Graphene Foam as a Binder-Free Anode for Lithium Ion Battery.Langmuir. 2017 09 12; 33(36):8899-8905.L
Lithium ion batteries (LIBs) are promising candidates for energy storage, with the development of novel anode materials. We report the fabrication of Fe3O4 nanoparticles/graphene foam via electrostatic assembly and directly utilize it as a binder-free anode for LIBs. Owing to the integrated effect of the well-dispersed Fe3O4 nanoparticles and the conductive graphene foam network, such composite exhibited remarkable electrochemical performances. It delivered a large reversible specific capacity reaching to ∼1198 mAh g-1 at a current density of 100 mA g-1, a good rate capacity, and an excellent cyclic stability over 400 cycles. This work demonstrated a facile methodology to design and construct high-performance anode materials for LIBs.