Bin Luo1, Linjie Zhi2, Lianzhou Wang*1


1 Nanomaterials Centre, School of Chemical Engineering and AIBN, the University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane, Queensland, 4072, Australia
2National Centre for Nanoscience and Technology of China, Beijing 100190, China


Tin based materials including SnO2, SnS2, and Sn, have been considered as one of the most promising anode materials for high energy and power density rechargeable metal (Lithium or Sodium) ion batteries. The main drawback of this material system has been stemming from the large volume changes and accompanying decrease in capacity that occurs during electrochemical cycling. Studies have shown that graphene based composites with reasonable microstructure can efficiently improve the electrochemical properties of the electrode material, making full use of advantages of all the constituents to overcome the defects of single phase. Establishing a reasonable method to realize the effective combination between graphene and other material is the key point on graphene based composites research. The presentation will introduce nanocarbon-templated in situ conversion methods combining the liquid and high-temperature chemical approaches, during which in situ transformation of metal oxide to metal or metal sulfides on the surface of graphene or carbon nanotubes were realized. With this method, a series of graphene based composites including the graphene confined tin nanoparticles/nanosheets, graphene / tin@carbon nanocables composite and graphene / tin sulfide composite have been developed with excellent electrochemical performance for energy storage.



  1. Bin Luo, L. Wang, et al. Structural evolution of metal disulfide/nanocarbons composites towards high rate capability for Lithium-ion and Sodium-ion storage. In preparation.
  2. Hu, Y.; Luo, B.; Ye, D.; Zhu, X.; Lyu, M.; Wang, L. An Innovative Freeze-Dried Reduced Graphene Oxide Supported SnS2 Cathode Active Material for Aluminum-Ion Batteries. Adv Mater 2017, 1606132;
  3. Luo, B.; Qiu, T. F.; Ye, D. L.; Wang, L. Z.; Zhi, L. J. Tin nanoparticles encapsulated in graphene backboned carbonaceous foams as high-performance anodes for lithium-ion and sodium-ion storage. Nano Energy 2016, 22, 232-240.
  4. Luo, B.; Qiu, T. F.; Hao, L.; Wang, B.; Jin, M. H.; Li, X. L.; Zhi, L. J. Graphene-templated formation of 3D tin-based foams for lithium ion storage applications with a long lifespan. J Mater Chem A 2016, 4, 362-367.
  5. Luo, B.; Zhi, L. J. Design and construction of three dimensional graphene- based composites for lithium ion battery applications. Energ Environ Sci 2015, 8, 456-477.


Biographic Details

Dr Bin Luo

Nanomaterials Centre, School of Chemical Engineering and AIBN, the University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane, Queensland, 4072, Australia


Dr Bin Luo is currently a UQ Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN), the University of Queensland (UQ). He received his PhD degree from National Centre for Nanoscience and Technology of China, the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2013. His research interest focuses on the development of functional nanomaterials/nanostructures for energy storage or conversion applications, including rechargeable batteries, supercapacitors and photocatalysis.