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Frontiers of Materials Science

, Volume 12, Issue 3, pp 214–224 | Cite as

CoP nanoparticles enwrapped in N-doped carbon nanotubes for high performance lithium-ion battery anodes

  • Mengna Chen
  • Peiyuan Zeng
  • Yueying Zhao
  • Zhen Fang
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Abstract

CoP is a candidate lithiumstorage material for its high theoretical capacity. However, large volume variations during the cycling processes haunted its application. In this work, a four-step strategy was developed to synthesize N-doped carbon nanotubes wrapping CoP nanoparticles (CoP@N-CNTs). Integration of nanosized particles and hollow-doped CNTs render the as-prepared CoP@N-CNTs excellent cycling stability with a reversible charge capacity of 648 mA·h·g−1 at 0.2 C after 100 cycles. The present strategy has potential application in the synthesis of phosphide enwrapped in carbon nanotube composites which have potential application in lithium-ion storage and energy conversion.

Keywords

composites nanostructures chemical synthesis electron microscopy energy storage 

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Acknowledgements

The present work was financially supported from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 21671005 and 21171007), the Anhui Provincial Natural Science Foundation for Distinguished Youth (1808085J27), the Programs for Science and Technology Development of Anhui Province (1501021019), and the Recruitment Program for Leading Talent Team of Anhui Province.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mengna Chen
    • 1
    • 2
  • Peiyuan Zeng
    • 1
    • 2
  • Yueying Zhao
    • 1
    • 2
  • Zhen Fang
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Chemistry and Materials ScienceAnhui Normal UniversityWuhuChina
  2. 2.Key Laboratory of Functional Molecular Solids (Ministry of Education)Anhui Normal UniversityWuhuChina

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