Kartick, B and Srivastava, Suneel Kumar and Mahanty, Sourindra (2013) TiS2-MWCNT hybrid as high performance anode in lithium-ion battery. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 15 (9). 15:-1950. ISSN 1388-0764

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The present work reports the preparation of hybrids by simple dry grinding of titanium sulfide (TiS2) and multi-walled carbon nanotubes(MWCNTs) in different weight ratio and their characterization. X-ray diffraction and Raman studies indicated the presence of interaction between the TiS2 and MWCNT. Field emission scanning electron microscopy and high resolution transmission electron microscopy showed the formation of three-dimensional architecture and co-dispersion in TiS2-MWCNT (1:1) hybrid. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy also confirmed the presence of TiS2 and MWCNT in the prepared hybrid. Thermogravimetric analysis indicated an increase in thermal stability with higher MWCNT content. The results of the electrochemical analyses indicated that TiS2-MWCNT (1:1) hybrid exhibited an enhanced performance as lithium-ion battery anode. The initial specific capacity was found to be approximate to 450 mAh g(-1) with 80 % retention in capacity after 50 discharge-charge cycles. These values are significantly higher compared to those for TiS2, MWCNT or other TiS2-MWCNT hybrids. Such improved performance is attributed to the presence of a synergistic effect between TiS2 and MWCNT.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Electronics
Divisions: Fuel Cell and Battery
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2014 10:11
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2014 10:11
URI: http://cgcri.csircentral.net/id/eprint/2514

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