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Electrospun Carbon Nanofiber/Boron Nitride Composites as Flexible Anodes for Lithium-Ion Batteries

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Flexible electrode material has bendable feature and can be directly applied as electrode without any additives and binders. In this study, flexible carbon nanofiber/boron nitride composites were prepared via a facile electrospinning and subsequent carbonization treatment for lithium ion battery. BN nanoparticles were uniformly dispersed in the nanofibers after an annealing temperature of 800 °C, and the diameters of nanofibers were at 100~450 nm range. The fabricated composites, used as binder-free anode materials, exhibited an impressive reversible capacity of 205 mAh·g−1 after 300 cycles at a current density of 100 mA·g−1. The electrodes still exhibited a specific capacity of 140 mAh·g−1 even at a higher current density of 1000 mA·g−1. The excellent electrochemical performance of the nanofiber/boron nitride composites can be attributed to the unique structure of nanofibers and superior electrical conductivity.
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Keywords: Binder-Free; Boron Nitride; Carbon Nanofiber; Electrospinning; Flexible

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Key Laboratory of Engineering Dielectric and Applications (Ministry of Education) Harbin University of Science and Technology, Harbin 150080, P. R. China

Publication date: January 1, 2019

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  • Journal for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (JNN) is an international and multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal with a wide-ranging coverage, consolidating research activities in all areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology into a single and unique reference source. JNN is the first cross-disciplinary journal to publish original full research articles, rapid communications of important new scientific and technological findings, timely state-of-the-art reviews with author's photo and short biography, and current research news encompassing the fundamental and applied research in all disciplines of science, engineering and medicine.
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