ABSTRACT: Anatase TiO2 nanoribbons/nanotubes (TiO2-NRTs) have been synthesised successfully via a reflux method followed by drying in a vacuum oven, and then, silver-coated
TiO2 NRTs (Ag/TiO2-NRTs) were prepared by coating silver particles onto the TiO2-NRTs surface by the traditional silver mirror reaction. The physical properties of the synthesised products were examined
in detail using X-ray diffraction, field emission gun scanning electron microscopy, energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy,
and transmission electron microscopy, respectively. The results indicated that the Ag nanoparticles were uniformly deposited
on the surface of the TiO2 nanoribbons/nanotubes. The electrochemical properties were investigated by a variety of techniques. The rate capability and
cycle durability for the Ag/TiO2-NRTs were improved compared with TiO2-NRTs. It is speculated that the Ag-coated TiO2 nanoribbons/nanotubes are an effective anode candidate for lithium ion batteries.
Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry 04/2012; 14(4):571-578. · 2.13 Impact Factor