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 BaiEmail author
  • Hui WangEmail author
Original Paper


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.

Graphical abstract


Nickel molybdate Reduced graphene oxide Membrane Anode Lithium-ion batteries 


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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