Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 53, Issue 18, pp 13090–13099 | Cite as

Sponge-like porous Ni1.8Fe1.2O4 nanocubes as high-performance anodes for lithium-ion batteries

  • Haipeng Ren
  • Yichen Deng
  • Yulong Zhao
  • Zheng Xing
  • Xiaoyu Dong
  • Hongxia Shi
  • Qingxia Yin
  • Zhicheng Ju
Energy materials


Sponge-like porous Ni1.8Fe1.2O4 nanocubes were prepared by heating Prussian blue analogue KNi x Fe3−x(CN)6·nH2O nanocubes. It is showed that the nanocubes exhibit nanoscale particles, multiple through-hole frameworks and high surface area owing to the emission organic molecules, such as CO x and NO y , during the heat treatment process in air at 300 °C. When it is used as lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) anode material shows an outstanding rate performance with advanced capacities of 1268, 1189, 1156, 1052, 1028 and 858 mAh g−1 at 100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000 and 5000 mA g−1, respectively. The sponge-like porous and large specific surface area of nanocubes shorten the diffusion path for Li ion and electron and evidently mitigation bulk effects during discharge/charge process, which effectively improve electrochemical performance of LIBs. These results show that the sponge-like porous Ni1.8Fe1.2O4 nanocubes have a great application value as LIBs anode in view of its facile and effective preparation technology and excellent electrochemical performance.



This work was supported by the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central University 2017XKQY003.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Jiangsu Province Engineering Laboratory of High Efficient Energy Storage Technology and Equipments, School of Materials Science and EngineeringChina University of Mining and TechnologyXuzhouChina
  2. 2.Jiangsu Frey New Energy Co., LtdXuzhouChina
  3. 3.Jiangsu Frey Battery Technology Co., LtdXuzhouChina

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