Rational synthesis of CrNbO microspheres as high-rate electrodes for lithium ion batteries.

Author(s) Wu, J.; Pan, G.; Zhong, W.; Yang, L.; Deng, S.; Xia, X.
Journal J Colloid Interface Sci
Date Published 2020 Mar 07
Abstract

Controllable fabrication of advanced electrode materials is critical for the development of lithium ion batteries (LIBs). Herein, for the first time, we report novel hierarchical porous chromium niobium oxide (CrNbO) microspheres prepared by a facile one-step solvothermal method. The as-prepared CrNbO microspheres present 3D hierarchical porous structure consisting of cross-linked nanoparticles, high electronic conductivity and large specific surface area. Accordingly, the CrNbO microspheres show noticeable lithium ion storage performance with superior high-rate capability (199 mAh g at 20C) and good cycling stability with a capacity retention of 95% over 1000 cycles, much better than the bulk CrNbO and TiNbO counterparts. Our work demonstrates a new high-rate electrode material for high-power energy storage.

DOI 10.1016/j.jcis.2019.11.085
ISSN 1095-7103
Citation Wu J, Pan G, Zhong W, Yang L, Deng S, Xia X. Rational synthesis of CrNbO microspheres as high-rate electrodes for lithium ion batteries. J Colloid Interface Sci. 2020;562:511-517.