TiO2(B) Nanowires as an Improved Anode Material for Lithium-Ion Batteries Containing LiFePO4 or LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 Cathodes and a Polymer Electrolyte


  • We thank Dr. Margret Wohlfahrt-Mehrens of ZSW in Ulm (Germany) for kindly providing the LiFePO4 samples. The authors are indebted to the EU for support through the European Network of Excellence “ALISTORE”. PGB is grateful to the Royal Society and the EPSRC for financial support.


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Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries have been constructed with a TiO2(B) nanowire anode, a gel electrolyte, and either a LiFePO4 or LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 cathode. Cycling stability is very good as is rate capability (see figure), with 80% of the low-rate capacity being retained at C/5.