A new type of TiO2-B nanoribbon anchored with NiO nanosheets (TiO2@NiO) is synthesized via a hydrothermal process and a subsequent homogeneous precipitation method. XRD analysis indicates that TiO2-B and cubic NiO phases exist in the composites. According to SEM images, the morphology of the TiO2@NiO hybrid material is unique, similar to that of leaf mosaic in biological systems. According to electrochemical investigations, the nanostructured hybrid material as an anode exhibits superior initial charge/discharge capacity and capacity retentions. The initial discharge capacity of the TiO2@NiO hybrid nanostructure is 395 mA h g−1, and the capacity remains 380 mA h g−1 after 50 charge/discharge cycles, which is about 96.2% capacity retention and 7.8% higher than that of pristine TiO2-B nanoribbons.
Zhang, J. Y., Shen, J. X., Wang, T. L., Zhang, H. Y., Wei, C. B., Zhang, K. C., & Yue, Y. (2015). TiO2-B Nanoribbons Anchored with NiO Nanosheets as Hybrid Anode Materials for Rechargeable Lithium ion Batteries. CrystEngComm, 17(7), 1710-1715. https://doi.org/10.1039/C4CE01719F