Electrochemical properties of tin oxide anodes for sodium-ion batteries

Ying Ching Lu, Chuze Ma, Judith Alvarado, Takafumi Kidera, Nikolay Dimov, Ying Shirley Meng, Shigeto Okada

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Abstract Few tin (Sn)-oxide based anode materials have been found to have large reversible capacity for both sodium (Na)-ion and lithium (Li)-ion batteries. Herein, we report the synthesis and electrochemical properties of Sn oxide-based anodes for sodium-ion batteries: SnO, SnO2, and SnO2/C. Among them, SnO is the most suitable anode for Na-ion batteries with less first cycle irreversibility, better cycle life, and lower charge transfer resistance. The energy storage mechanism of the above-mentioned Sn oxides was studied, which suggested that the conversion reaction of the Sn oxide anodes is reversible in Na-ion batteries. The better anode performance of SnO is attributed by the better conductivity.

Original languageEnglish
Article number20831
Pages (from-to)287-295
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Power Sources
Publication statusPublished - Jun 15 2015


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Lu, Y. C., Ma, C., Alvarado, J., Kidera, T., Dimov, N., Meng, Y. S., & Okada, S. (2015). Electrochemical properties of tin oxide anodes for sodium-ion batteries. Journal of Power Sources, 284, 287-295. [20831]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2015.03.042