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Formation of ZnMn2O4 ball-in-ball hollow microspheres as a high-performance anode for lithium-ion batteries

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>4/09/2012
<mark>Journal</mark>Advanced Materials
Issue number34
Volume24
Number of pages5
Pages (from-to)4609-4613
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract


Novel ZnMn2O4 ball-in-ball hollow microspheres are fabricated by a facile two-step method involving the solution synthesis of ZnMn-glycolate hollow microspheres and subsequent thermal annealing in air. When evaluated as an anode material for lithium-ion batteries, these ZnMn2O4 ball-in-ball hollow microspheres show significantly enhanced electrochemical performance with high capacity, excellent cycling stability and good rate capability.