3D CuO@nitrogen-graphene aerogel hybrids as anodes for lithium-ion batteries: Gas-liquid interfacial assembly and superior electrochemical performance

Cui Ning Feng, Lu Dong, Jing Ke Meng, Xiu Cheng Zheng, Guang Ping Zheng

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A three-dimensional hybrid consisting of nitrogen-doped graphene aerogel and the fusiform CuO nanoparticles is facilely assembled by using a gas-liquid interfacial reaction followed by freeze-drying. The results show that the CuO particles are dispersed evenly into the three-dimensional architecture of graphene aerogel to form a hierarchal porous structure. When used as anode materials for lithium-ion batteries, the resultant CuO@N-GA hybrid possesses a large first discharge specific capacity of 1442.2 mAh g−1 at 100 mA g−1 with a coulombic efficiency of 58.1%. Moreover, the hybrid exhibits superior cycle stability and excellent rate performance. Its discharge specific capacity maintains as high as 725.3 mAh g−1 at 100 mA g−1 after 100 cycles and 502.4 mAh g−1 at 1000 mA g−1. The enhanced electrochemical performance of CuO@N-GA is mainly originated from its unique interconnected porous structure, the incorporation of nitrogen, and the well dispersed CuO nanoparticles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)915-922
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Publication statusPublished - 5 May 2019


  • Anode materials
  • CuO@N-GA
  • Electrochemical property
  • Gas-liquid interfacial reaction
  • Lithium-ion batteries

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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