This work is supported by an Australian Research Council (ARC) discovery project (grant number DP1094261) and the ITRC (Information Technology Research Center) support program supervised by the NIPA (National IT Industry Promotion Agency) (grant number NIPA-2011-C1090-1100-0002). The authors would like to thank Dr. Tania Silver for critical reading of the manuscript and valuable remarks.
Self-Assembled Germanium/Carbon Nanostructures as High-Power Anode Material for the Lithium-Ion Battery†
Article first published online: 26 APR 2012
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 51, Issue 23, pages 5657–5661, June 4, 2012
How to Cite
Seng, K. H., Park, M.-H., Guo, Z. P., Liu, H. K. and Cho, J. (2012), Self-Assembled Germanium/Carbon Nanostructures as High-Power Anode Material for the Lithium-Ion Battery. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 51: 5657–5661. doi: 10.1002/anie.201201488
- Issue published online: 30 MAY 2012
- Article first published online: 26 APR 2012
- Manuscript Revised: 3 APR 2012
- Manuscript Received: 23 FEB 2012
- Australian Research Council (ARC). Grant Number: DP1094261
- NIPA (National IT Industry Promotion Agency). Grant Number: NIPA-2011-C1090-1100-0002
- lithium-ion batteries;
Simple and powerful: Two germanium/carbon nanostructures were synthesized through a facile self-assembly method. Controlling the size of the precursor germanium nanoparticles produces cluster and non-clustered nanostructures. The cluster-Ge/C sample showed better capacity retention and an exceptionally high rate performance (see picture; Q=charge capacity and V=voltage).