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Research Article | Open Access

Solvents adjusted pure phase CoCO3 as anodes for high cycle stability

Liming LIUa,bXiaoxiao HUANGa,b( )Zengyan WEIa,bXiaoming DUANa,bBo ZHONGcLong XIAcTao ZHANGcHuatao WANGcDechang JIAa,bYu ZHOUa,bRui ZHANGd( )
Department of Materials Science, School of Material Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, China
Key Laboratory of Advanced Structural Functional Integration Materials & Green Manufacturing Technology, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, China
School of Materials Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology at Weihai, Weihai 264009, China
College of Materials Science and Engineering, Hunan University, Changsha 410082, China
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CoCO3 with high theoretical capacity has been considered as a candidate anode for the next generation of lithium-ion batteries (LIBs). However, the electrochemical performance of CoCO3 itself, especially the cyclic stability at high current density, hinders its application. Herein, pure phase CoCO3 particles with different particle and pore sizes were prepared by adjusting the solvents (diethylene glycol, ethylene glycol, and deionized water). Among them, CoCO3 synthesized with diethylene glycol (DG-CC) as the solvent shows the best electrochemical performance owing to the smaller particle size and abundant mesoporous structure to maintain robust structural stability. A high specific capacity of 690.7 mAh/g after 1000 cycles was achieved, and an excellent capacity retention was presented. The capacity was contributed by diverse electrochemical reactions and the impedance of DG-CC under different cycles was further compared. Those results provide an important reference for the structural design and stable cycle performance of pure CoCO3.

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Journal of Advanced Ceramics
Pages 509-519
Cite this article:
LIU L, HUANG X, WEI Z, et al. Solvents adjusted pure phase CoCO3 as anodes for high cycle stability. Journal of Advanced Ceramics, 2021, 10(3): 509-519.








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Received: 11 September 2020
Revised: 24 December 2020
Accepted: 29 December 2020
Published: 15 April 2021
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