Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

2017

Department

Chemistry

Abstract

ZnCo2O4 nanocluster particles (NCPs) were prepared through a designed hydrothermal method, with the assistance of a surfactant, sodium dodecyl benzene sulfonate. The crystalline structure and surface morphology of ZnCo2O4 were investigated by XRD, XPS, SEM, TEM, and BET analyses. The results of SEM and TEM suggest a clear nanocluster particle structure of cubic ZnCo2O4 (~100 nm in diameter), which consists of aggregated primary nanoparticles (~10 nm in diameter), is achieved. The electrochemical behavior of synthesized ZnCo2O4 NCPs was investigated by galvanostatic discharge/charge measurements and cyclic voltammetry. The ZnCo2O4 NCPs exhibit a high reversible capacity of 700 mAh g−1 over 100 cycles under a current density of 100 mA g−1 with an excellent coulombic efficiency of 98.9% and a considerable cycling stability. This work demonstrates a facile technique designed to synthesize ZnCo2O4 NCPs which show great potential as anode materials for lithium ion batteries.

Comment

Yue Pan, Yingnan Dong and Brett L. Lucht are affiliated with the Department of Chemistry.

Yuzi Zhang is affiliated with the Department of Chemical Engineering.

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