Binder-free Ge nanoparticles-carbon hybrids for anode materials of advanced lithium batteries with high capacity and rate capability.

@article{Jo2012BinderfreeGN,
  title={Binder-free Ge nanoparticles-carbon hybrids for anode materials of advanced lithium batteries with high capacity and rate capability.},
  author={Gyuha Jo and Ilyoung Choi and Hyungmin Ahn and Moon Jeong Park},
  journal={Chemical communications},
  year={2012},
  volume={48 33},
  pages={
          3987-9
        }
}
We present a facile synthetic route toward binder-free, highly-dispersed Ge nanoparticles in carbon matrices using one-step pyrolysis of self-assembled Ge-polymer hybrids. 3-Dimensionally arranged Ge-carbon exhibits remarkably enhanced cycling properties and rate capability compared with carbon sheathed Ge lacking organization.