Preparation and Electrochemical Properties of SnO2 Nanowires for Application in Lithium-Ion Batteries


  • Financial support provided by the Australian Research Council (ARC) through the ARC Centre of Excellence (CE0561616) and ARC Discovery (DP0559891) are gratefully acknowledged. The authors thank Dr. T. Silver at the University of Wollongong and Prof. J. H. Ahn at Andong National University.


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Long and thin: SnO2 nanowires with tetragonal structure were successfully synthesized by a thermal evaporation method without any conventional metal catalysts. The enhanced electrochemical performance of SnO2 nanowires is believed to result from the combination of unique nanostructures with a high length/diameter ratio and the absence of traditional metal catalysts.