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Front cover of Adv. Funct. Mater. – ultrafast anodes for lithium batteries

A new publication by Dina Fattakhova-Rohlfing (IEK-1) and co-workers has appeared in "Advanced Functional Materials".

The paper deals with the development of electrode materials for lithium‐ion batteries and presents a novel strategy to obtain tin oxide-based anodes with a very high gravimetric capacity and drastically improved rate performance and cycling stability. Using a microwave assisted solvothermal synthesis, ultra-small antimony-doped tin oxide (ATO) nanoparticles were grown on the surface of graphene, providing a composite material with a high electric conductivity and high structural stability. The extremely high rate capability, simple one-step fabrication and low cost of the ATO/graphene nanocomposites make them attractive as ultrafast high capacity anodes in lithium ion batteries.

A graphic art illustrating the paper is selected for the Front cover of the journal.

Florian Zoller, Kristina Peters, Peter M. Zehetmaier, Patrick Zeller, Markus Döblinger, Thomas Bein, Zdenek Sofer, Dina Fattakhova‐Rohlfing*

Making Ultrafast High Capacity Anodes for Lithium-Ion Batteries via Antimony Doping of Nanosized Tin Oxide/Graphene Composites
Adv. Funct. Mater. 2018, 28, 1706529.

Advanced Functional Materials, IF 12.12, Front cover