Microwave-hydrothermal synthesis of Fe-based materials for lithium-ion batteries and supercapacitors

Kunfeng Chen, Young Dong Noh, Wenyan Huang, Jianfeng Ma, Sridhar Komarneni, Dongfeng Xue

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Fe-based materials, Fe2O3, Fe3O 4, and FeOOH, were synthesized by the microwave-hydrothermal process in the temperature range of 100-200 C and under very short reaction times of 15 min to 2 h. Under microwave-controlled hydrolysis and redox reactions, cube-like Fe2O3 was crystallized using FeCl3, Fe 3O4 particles were crystallized from FeCl2 and FeOOH nanorods were crystallized using FeCl3. The Fe-based materials were fabricated to make anodes and cathodes of lithium-ion battery and supercapacitor electrode materials to study their potential electrochemical applications. The electrochemical results showed that FeOOH had better anode capacity as lithium-ion batteries than those of Fe2O3 and Fe3O4. The present results suggest that the microwave-hydrothermally synthesized Fe-based materials are promising lithium-ion battery anode materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2877-2884
Number of pages8
JournalCeramics International
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


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