Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics

, Volume 30, Issue 17, pp 16008–16014 | Cite as

Facile fabrication of 3D porous NiO–NiCo2O4 film for superior lithium storage

  • Jujun Yuan
  • Shiyong Gao
  • Weidong Lai
  • Shilin Zheng
  • Junxia Meng
  • Xianke ZhangEmail author
  • Xiurong Zhu
  • Huajun Yu
  • Xiaokang LiEmail author


We report a facile method to fabricate three-dimensional (3D) porous NiO–NiCo2O4 film on Ni foam substrate through the electrostatic spray deposition (ESD) technique followed by annealing in Ar atmosphere for lithium-ion battery anodes. The structure and morphology of NiO–NiCo2O4 film were characterized by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The NiO–NiCo2O4 electrode as a binder-free anode exhibits stable cycling performance with a reversible capacity of over 1466 mAh g−1 after 100 cycles at a current density of 400 mA g−1 and good rate capability. The superior lithium storage performance of the NiO–NiCo2O4 electrode is attributed to the unique porous NiO–NiCo2O4 structures directly deposited on Ni foam, which could provide more effective void space for the volume change, and offer more contact area between the electrolyte and the electrode, and improve the electron transport.



This work is partially supported Natural Science Foundation of Jiangxi (20171BAB201014), Foundation of Education Department of Jiangxi (J60933), Science and Technology Planning Project of Jiangxi Province (20171BCB23073).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jujun Yuan
    • 1
  • Shiyong Gao
    • 2
  • Weidong Lai
    • 1
  • Shilin Zheng
    • 3
  • Junxia Meng
    • 1
  • Xianke Zhang
    • 1
    Email author
  • Xiurong Zhu
    • 1
  • Huajun Yu
    • 1
  • Xiaokang Li
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.School of Physics and ElectronicsGannan Normal UniversityGanzhouPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.School of Materials Science and EngineeringHarbin Institute of TechnologyHarbinPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.Qingyuan Jiazhi Academy of New Materials Co. LTDQingyuanPeople’s Republic of China

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