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Title: Facile scalable synthesis of Co{sub 3}O{sub 4}/carbon nanotube hybrids as superior anode materials for lithium-ion batteries

Graphical abstract: Co{sub 3}O{sub 4}/MWCNT hybrids were synthesized via strong ultra-sonication assisted shaking processes. The resultant samples as anode electrode display enhanced cycling performance and rate capability compared with pure Co{sub 3}O{sub 4} particle. - Highlights: • Co{sub 3}O{sub 4}/MWCNT hybrids were synthesized via ultra-sonication assisted shaking process. • The resulting Co{sub 3}O{sub 4} nanoparticles are highly dispersed onto MWCNT network backbone. • Co{sub 3}O{sub 4}/MWCNT hybrid displays highly enhanced lithium storage properties. • The present synthetic approach is facile, controllable, and scalable. - Abstract: In this report, Co{sub 3}O{sub 4}/multiple-wall carbon nanotube (MWCNT) hybrid materials were synthesized via strong ultrasonication-assisted shaking and magnetic stirring processes. The prepared samples were well characterized by utilizing powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and Raman spectroscopy techniques. Results indicated that the resulting Co{sub 3}O{sub 4} nanoparticles were highly dispersed in the MWCNT network backbone and further form Co{sub 3}O{sub 4}/MWCNT hybrid materials. The obtained Co{sub 3}O{sub 4}/MWCNT hybrids can be employed as anode electrode in Lithium-ion batteries and deliver as high as discharge capacity of 1250 mA h g{sup −1} at a current density of 0.2 C, additionally, 81% of the discharge capacity for sample 2 withmore » 20 wt.% MWCNT loading could be retained after 70 cycles, which could be associated with the specific hybrid structure of the electrode as well as the addition of MWCNT. Most importantly, the present synthetic approach is facile, controllable, and scalable, which allowing it more easily adapted to prepare other hybrid materials with specific architectures.« less
Authors:
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  1. Key Lab of Synthetic and Natural Functional Molecule Chemistry of Ministry of Education, and the College of Chemistry and Materials Science, Northwest University, Xi’an 710069 (China)
  2. Department of Chemistry, Fudan University, Shanghai 210024 (China)
  3. Suzhou Institute of Nano-Tech and Nano-Bionics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22285177
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Materials Research Bulletin; Journal Volume: 48; Journal Issue: 10; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2013 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; ANODES; CARBON NANOTUBES; COBALT OXIDES; ELECTRIC BATTERIES; ENERGY STORAGE; LITHIUM; LITHIUM IONS; RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY; SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY; SYNTHESIS; TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY