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Homogeneous CoO on Graphene for Binder-Free and Ultralong-Life Lithium Ion Batteries

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  • Xiao-lei Huang,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Resource Utilization, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun, 130022 P. R. China
    2. University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100049 P. R. China
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  • Ru-zhi Wang,

    1. College of Materials Science and Engineering, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing, 100124 P. R. China
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  • Dan Xu,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Resource Utilization, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun, 130022 P. R. China
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  • Zhong-li Wang,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Resource Utilization, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun, 130022 P. R. China
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  • Heng-guo Wang,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Resource Utilization, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun, 130022 P. R. China
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  • Ji-jing Xu,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Resource Utilization, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun, 130022 P. R. China
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  • Zhong Wu,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Resource Utilization, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun, 130022 P. R. China
    2. University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100049 P. R. China
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  • Qing-chao Liu,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Resource Utilization, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun, 130022 P. R. China
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  • Yu Zhang,

    Corresponding author
    1. School of Chemistry and Environment, Beihang University, Beijing, 100191 P. R. China
    • School of Chemistry and Environment, Beihang University, Beijing, 100191 P. R. China.
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  • Xin-bo Zhang

    Corresponding author
    1. State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Resource Utilization, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun, 130022 P. R. China
    • State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Resource Utilization, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun, 130022 P. R. China
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Abstract

Ultralong cycle life, high energy, and power density rechargeable lithium-ion batteries are crucial to the ever-increasing large-scale electric energy storage for renewable energy and sustainable road transport. However, the commercial graphite anode cannot perform this challenging task due to its low theoretical capacity and poor rate-capability performance. Metal oxides hold much higher capacity but still are plagued by low rate capability and serious capacity degradation. Here, a novel strategy is developed to prepare binder-free and mechanically robust CoO/graphene electrodes, wherein homogenous and full coating of β-Co(OH)2 nanosheets on graphene, through a novel electrostatic induced spread growth method, plays a key role. The combined advantages of large 2D surface and moderate inflexibility of the as-obtained β-Co(OH)2/graphene hybrid enables its easy coating on Cu foil by a simple layer-by-layer stacking process. Devices made with these electrodes exhibit high rate capability over a temperature range from 0 to 55 °C and, most importantly, maintain excellent cycle stability up to 5000 cycles even at a high current density.

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