CoMoO4 nanoparticles anchored on reduced graphene oxide nanocomposites as anodes for long-life lithium-ion batteries.ACS Appl Mater Interfaces 2014; 6(22):20414-22AA
A self-assembled CoMoO4 nanoparticles/reduced graphene oxide (CoMoO4NP/rGO), was prepared by a hydrothermal method to grow 3-5 nm sized CoMoO4 particles on reduced graphene oxide sheets and used as an anode material for lithium-ion batteries. The specific capacity of CoMoO4NP/rGO anode can reach up to 920 mAh g(-1) at a current rate of 74 mA g(-1) in the voltage range between 3.0 and 0.001 V, which is close to the theoretical capacity of CoMoO4 (980 mAh g(-1)). The fabricated half cells also show good rate capability and impressive cycling stability with 8.7% capacity loss after 600 cycles under a high current density of 740 mA g(-1). The superior electrochemical performance of the synthesized CoMoO4NP/rGO is attributed to the synergetic chemical coupling effects between the conductive graphene networks and the high lithium-ion storage capability of CoMoO4 nanoparticles.