Lithium storage properties of nanocrystalline Ni3Sn4 alloys prepared by mechanical alloying

Heon Young Lee, Serk Won Jang, Sung Man Lee, Seung Joo Lee, Hong Koo Baik

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Nanocrystalline Ni3Sn4 alloy powders prepared by high energy ball milling are examined as an anode for lithium-ion batteries. Ex situ X-ray diffraction (XRD) and differential capacity plots show that crystalline Ni3Sn4 has a low affinity for lithium. In the case of well-developed nanocrystalline Ni3Sn4, the lithium atoms reversibly react with tin atoms in the grain boundaries with no capacity fading for extended cycling.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8-12
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Power Sources
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Oct 24

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by The Korean Ministry of Science and Technology through the research programme of the National Research Laboratory.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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