Nano Research

, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp 299–302 | Cite as

Ordered two-dimensional porous Co3O4 nanosheets as electrocatalysts for rechargeable Li-O2 batteries

  • Yu Zhang
  • Mingzhen Hu
  • Mengwei Yuan
  • Genban Sun
  • Yufeng Li
  • Kebin Zhou
  • Chen Chen
  • Caiyun NanEmail author
  • Yadong Li
Research Article


Lithium-oxygen batteries have attracted considerable interest in the past a few years, because they have higher theoretical specific energy than Li-ion batteries. However, the available energy densities of the Li-O2 batteries are much less than expected. It is particularly urgent to find catalyst with high activity. Herein, a series of Co3O4 with different morphologies (ordered two-dimensional porous nanosheets, flowerlike and cuboidlike) were successfully prepared through facile hydrothermal and calcination methods. Ordered two-dimensional Co3O4 nanosheets show the best cycling stability. Detailed experimental results reveal that the superiority of the unique two-dimensional uniform porous structures is vital for Li-O2 batteries cathode catalysts. Due to the ordered structures with high surface areas and active sites, the catalysts indicate a high specific discharge capacity of about 10,417 mAh/g at a current density of 200 mA/g, and steadily cycle for more than 50 times with a limited capacity of 1,000 mAh/g.


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This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 21606021) and Youth Scholars Program of Beijing Normal University (No. 2014NT07).

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Ordered two-dimensional porous Co3O4 nanosheets as electrocatalysts for rechargeable Li-O2 batteries


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yu Zhang
    • 1
  • Mingzhen Hu
    • 2
    • 3
  • Mengwei Yuan
    • 1
  • Genban Sun
    • 1
  • Yufeng Li
    • 1
  • Kebin Zhou
    • 2
  • Chen Chen
    • 3
  • Caiyun Nan
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yadong Li
    • 3
  1. 1.College of ChemistryBeijing Normal UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.School of Chemical SciencesUniversity of Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  3. 3.Department of ChemistryTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina

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