The present paper focuses on a nanostructured SnCo alloy electrochemically prepared by template method in view of its use as anode material alternative to graphite in lithium-ion batteries. The fabrication of SnCo nanowire arrays was carried out by potentiostatic co-deposition of the two metals by using nanostructured anodic alumina membranes as template. Electrochemical tests on lithiation-delithiation of these SnCo electrodes in conventional organic electrolyte (EC:DMC LiPF6) at 30°C showed that their specific capacity was stable for about the first 12 cycles at a value near to the theoretical one for Li22Sn5 and, hence, progressively decayed.
Ferrara, G., Arbizzani, C., Damen, L., Inguanta, R., Piazza, S., Sunseri, C., et al. (2010). Nanostructured anode material for Li-ion batteries. In Advances in Science and Technology (pp. 320-324). Trans Tech Publications [10.4028/www.scientific.net/AST.72.320].