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In this study the precursor CaSn(OH)6 was prepared via a hydrothermal process, and its composition, surface feature and phase-transition were characterized by XRD, SEM and DSC-TGA. The shapes of CaSn(OH)6 crystals were effectively controlled by adjusting the volumn ratio of H2O and CH3CH2OH solvents. Perovskite CaSnO3 could be obtained by calcination of CaSn(OH)6 at 800 ℃. The reversible capacity of 334.4 mAh/g with good cycling stability could be achieved with the CaSnO3 electrode.

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CaSnO3, calcination, Li-ion battery.

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