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Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry

, Volume 22, Issue 9, pp 2659–2669 | Cite as

Synthesis of hierarchical free-standing NiMoO4/reduced graphene oxide membrane for high-performance lithium storage

  • Xi Li
  • Jintao Bai
  • Hui Wang
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Abstract

Free-standing and flexible NiMoO4 nanorods/reduced graphene oxide (rGO) membrane with a 3D hierarchical structure was successfully synthesized by a general approach including vacuum filtration followed by thermal reduction. NiMoO4 nanorods with about 50–100 nm diameter were embedded homogenously into the 3D rGO sheets and assembled with rGO to form a membrane about 10 μm in thickness. The NiMoO4/rGO membrane could be directly evaluated as anode materials for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) without using binder. The 3D layer stacked graphene hierarchical architecture can not only offers a continuous conducting framework for efficient diffusion and transport of ion/electron but also accommodates the large volume expansion of NiMoO4 nanorod changes during cycling. Moreover, our results show that the NiMoO4/rGO membrane exhibited excellent electrochemical performance with a high reversible capacity of 945 mAh g−1 at a current density of 0.25 A g−1 as anode materials in LIBs.

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Keywords

Nickel molybdate Reduced graphene oxide Membrane Anode Lithium-ion batteries 

Notes

Funding information

This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (no. 51672213), the Key Project of Research and Development of Shaanxi Province (no. 2017ZDCXL-GY-08-01), the Key Science and Technology Innovation Team Project of Natural Science Foundation of Shaanxi Province (no. 2017KCT-01), and the Natural Science Foundation of Shaanxi Province (no. 2017JM2025).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Key Laboratory of Photoelectric Technology and Functional Materials (Culture Base), National Photoelectric Technology and Functional Materials & Application International Cooperation Base, Institute of Photonics & Photon-TechnologyNorthwest UniversityXi’anPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Key Laboratory of Synthetic and Natural Functional Molecule Chemistry (Ministry of Education), College of Chemistry & Materials ScienceNorthwest UniversityXi’anPeople’s Republic of China

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