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Superior wide-temperature lithium storage in a porous cobalt vanadate


Lithium ion batteries (LIBs) that can be operated under extended temperature range hold significant application potentials. Here in this work, we successfully synthesized Co2V2O7 electrode with rich porosity from a facile hydrothermal and combustion process. When applied as anode for LIBs, the electrode displayed excellent stability and rate performance in a wide range of temperatures. Remarkably, a stable capacity of 206 mAh·g−1 was retained after cycling at a high current density of 10 A·g−1 for 6,000 cycles at room temperature (25 °C). And even when tested under extreme conditions, i.e., −20 and 60 °C, the battery still maintained its remarkable stability and rate capability. For example, at −20 °C, a capacity of 633 mAh·g−1 was retained after 50 cycles at 0.1 Ag−1; and even after cycling at 60 °C at 10 A·g−1 for 1,000 cycles, a reversible capacity of 885 mAh·g−1 can be achieved. We believe the development of such electrode material will facilitate progress of the next-generation LIBs with wide operating windows.

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The authors gratefully acknowledge the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 21606003, 51802044, 51972067, 51672193, 51420105002, and 51920105004), and State Key Laboratory of Vanadium and Titanium Resources Comprehensive Utilization. The authors also acknowledge Singapore MOE AcRF Tier 2 under Grant Nos. 2018-T2-1-010 and MOE2017-T2-2-069, and National Research Foundation of Singapore (NRF) Investigatorship, award Number NRF2016NRF-NRFI001-22.

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Chen, H., Yang, D., Zhuang, X. et al. Superior wide-temperature lithium storage in a porous cobalt vanadate. Nano Res. 13, 1867–1874 (2020).

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  • lithium-ion battery
  • anode material
  • cobalt vanadate
  • porous structure
  • wide-temperature performance