Hierarchical dispersed multi-phase nickel cobalt oxide mesoporous thorn microspheres as superior rate anode materials for lithium ion batteries

Zhen Dong Huang, Kun Zhang, Ting Ting Zhang, Xue Li, Rui Qing Liu, Xiao Miao Feng, Yi Li, Xiu Jing Lin, Yan Bing He, Xusheng Yang, Yan Wen Ma

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Hierarchical nickel cobalt oxide (NCO) microspheres comprised of nanoscale mesoporous thorn arrays are developed as superior rate high capacity anodes in this work, i.e. 1063.3 and 860 mA h g-1at 180 and 4500 mA g-1, respectively. Stoichiometric urea serves as a selflate to favor the self-assembly of well-organized NiCo(OH)2CO3thorn microsphere precursors under an optimized hydrothermal reaction. The dispersed multi-phase hybrid crystal structure and the favorable specific surface area obtained during the controlled pyrolysis of NiCo(OH)2CO3microspheres markedly promote the cyclic stability of the single phase Ni1.5Co1.5O4.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20886-20891
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry A
Issue number42
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Materials Science(all)

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