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Effect of Pore Size Distribution of Carbon Matrix on the Performance of Phosphorus@Carbon Material as Anode for Lithium-Ion Batteries

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posted on 17.06.2016, 00:00 by Jiaoyang Li, Li Wang, Xiangming He, Jianlong Wang
Phosphorus@carbon composites are alternative anode materials for lithium-ion batteries due to their high specific capacity. Serving as a conductive and buffer matrix, the carbon substrate is important to the performance of the composite. Our results exhibit that the electrochemical performances of phosphorus@carbon composites could be significantly enhanced by pore size distributions of the carbon matrix. The initial Coulombic efficiency of phosphorus@YP-50F reaches 80% and the capacity remains stable at 1370 mAh g–1 after 100 cycles at 300 mA g–1. The work may provide a general strategy for designing or selecting the optimal carbon matrix for phosphorus@carbon performance, and pave the way to practical application in lithium-ion batteries.