SnSb binary alloys blended with reduced graphene oxide (SnSb/RGO) or mixtures of SnSb/RGO with hard carbon (SnSb/RGO+HC) were tested as anode materials for sodium-ion batteries. The presence of hard carbon in the SnSb/RGO+HC blend improves its cycle efficiency and rate performance substantially. The synergy between the SnSb/RGO and the hard carbon phase is explained by the buffer action of the hard carbon, preventing SnSb interparticle agglomeration during the repeated recharge cycles. The feasibility of SnSb alloy anode for sodium-ion batteries was confirmed in full cell configuration vs. Na3V2(PO4)2F3 cathode.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
- Energy Engineering and Power Technology
- Energy (miscellaneous)
- Control and Optimization
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering