Controlling morphology and enhancing electrochemical performance of cobalt oxide by addition of graphite

Ling Fei, Qianglu Lin, Bin Yuan, Maitham Naeemi, Yun Xu, Yuling Li, Shuguang Deng, Hongmei Luo

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Co3O4 nanowire, nanoparticle network, and Co 3O4/graphite nanocomposite were synthesized via a hydrothermal route accompanied with a post-annealing step. The Co 3O4 nanowire was formed without adding graphite; after introducing graphite, the morphology of the Co3O4 nanocomposite changed to a network through the partial overlapping of nanoparticles. The electrochemical properties of the samples were studied as anode materials in lithium-ion batteries. The Co3O 4/graphite nanocomposite outperforms two different pure Co 3O4 samples by showing superior Li-battery performance with dramatically enhanced cyclic performance at a current density of 500 mA/g and excellent rate performance. Its reversible capacity remains as high as 551 mA h/g after 50th cycle.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)59-62
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Letters
StatePublished - Mar 15 2013



  • Cobalt oxide
  • Energy storage
  • Graphite
  • Nanocomposites

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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