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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2016, Article ID 3536813, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/3536813
Research Article

Preparation of Porous MnO@C Core-Shell Nanowires as Anodes for Lithium-Ion Batteries

1College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Jiangxi Normal University, 99 Ziyang Road, Nanchang 330022, China
2Jiangxi University of Chinese Traditional Medicine, 56 Yangming Road, Nanchang 330006, China

Received 23 May 2016; Accepted 4 July 2016

Academic Editor: Seong-Ho Baek

Copyright © 2016 Shouhui Chen et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Porous MnO@C core-shell nanowires were prepared via a simple and facile method. The morphologies, the phase purity, the mass contents, and the BET surface area of the composite were characterized by SEM, XRD, TGA, and N2 adsorption test, respectively. When the composite served as an anode for lithium-ion batteries, it showed superior electrochemical performances. The MnO@C composite presented a reversible capacity of 448.1 mAh g−1 after 100 cycles at the current rate of 200 mA g−1.