Decoration of cobalt/iron oxide nanoparticles on N-doped carbon nanosheets: Electrochemical performances for lithium-ion batteries

  • Muhammad Kashif AslamEmail author
  • Syed Shoaib Ahmad Shah
  • Tayyaba Najam
  • Sha Li
  • ChangGuo ChenEmail author
Research Article
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  1. Batteries
  2. Batteries


Cobalt/iron oxide nanoparticles (CFO/NPs) were fabricated with a facile solid combustion method and decorated on polyaniline-derived porous N-doped carbon nanosheets. The N-doped carbon nanosheets provide a pathway for charge transfer and act as defensive layers to avoid the agglomeration of nanoparticles. The decoration of CFO nanoparticles on porous N-doped carbon nanosheets (CFO/NC) typically leads to hybrid material that displays an exceptionally high electrochemical performance for Li-ion batteries (LIBs) with excellent diffusion of electrolyte ions and ensures fast Li+/e transport. The initial discharge capacity reaches up to 1270 mAh g−1 (1.65 mAh cm−2) at a current density of 500 mA g−1 (0.65 mA cm− 2). Furthermore, it also exhibits an exceptionally high specific capacity of 635 mAh g−1 at a high current density of 500 mA g−1 (500 mA g−1) after long cycling (250 cycles) and a remarkable rate capability with 93% capacity retention. These excellent electrochemical characteristics demonstrate that CFO/NC is a promising anode material for LIBs.

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Binary oxide N-doped carbon nanosheet Anode material Lithium-ion battery 



This work is supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 21273292).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Chemistry and Chemical EngineeringChongqing UniversityChongqingPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryThe Islamia University of BahawalpurBahawalpurPakistan

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