The LiFePO4/MWCNTs composite was synthesized by ball milling,then the composite electrode was assembled into button lithium-ion batteries.The structure and morphology of the samples,the electrochemical performance of the electrodes were investigated by ways of X-ray diffraction,scanning electron microscopy,cyclic voltammetry and charge-discharge capacity tests. The electrochemical performance of the composite electrodes with different MWNTs contents were studied. The results indicated that the composite electrode containing 10% MWCNTs(by mass)exhibited the most excellent electrochemical performance with the initial charge-discharge capacities of 139 mAh·g-1,128.5 mAh·g-1,respectively,and a Kulun efficiency of 92.4% at 0.1C rate under room temperature.Compared to the electrodes with the different MWCNTs contents,it had the longest and steadiest charge-discharge platform,at the same time,it had the lowest polarization,keeping 94.7% of the initial capacity over 40 cycles.


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