The design and synthesis of polyhedral Ti-doped Co3O4with enhanced lithium-storage properties for Li-ion batteries

Yana Li, Xianhua Hou, Yajie Li, Qiang Ru, Shejun Hu, Kwok Ho Lam

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Polyhedral Ti-doped Co3O4nanoparticles with a diameter of about 100–300 nm have been easily synthesized by a co-heat precipitated method. The structure and morphology of the materials were characterized by X-ray diffraction, field-emission scanning electron microscopy, and transmission electron microscopy. The electrochemical measurements were implemented on half coin cells. Galvanostatic charge, discharge performance, cyclic voltammetry and impedance measurement were utilized to investigate the electrochemical properties. The Ti-doped Co3O4electrodes showed superior performance compared with the undoped Co3O4electrodes, including the enhanced rate capability, and better capacity retention. At current densities of 500 mA g−1, the Ti-doped Co3O4electrodes exhibited initial capacities of 1173.6 and 849.0 mAh g−1, and the capacities were maintained at 850.3 and 838.6 mAh g−1after 120 cycles. These excellent electrochemical properties can be attributed to the nanoscale structure and Ti doping.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11439-11446
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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