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Keywords:

  • electrochemistry;
  • germanium;
  • lithium-ion batteries;
  • self-assembly
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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).