Enhancing the rate performance of graphite anodes through addition of natural graphite/carbon nanofibers in lithium-ion batteries

Tae Hwan Park, Jae Seong Yeo, Min Hyun Seo, Jin Miyawaki, Isao Mochida, Seong-Ho Yoon

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Mesophase pitch-derived synthetic graphite was hybridized with natural graphite/carbon nanofiber (NG/CNF) composites prepared by mechanical mixing, carbonization, and graphitization processes. Addition of the NG/CNF composites introduced effective internal pores inside the synthetic graphite matrix, thereby improving the rate performance, 1st cycle coulombic efficiency, and cyclability. Hybridized graphite with 10 wt% of added NG/CNF composite exhibited the best rate performance, with a discharge capacity retention rate of over 90% after a 5 C discharge test.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)236-240
Number of pages5
JournalElectrochimica Acta
Publication statusPublished - Mar 30 2013


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrochemistry
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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