Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry

, Volume 22, Issue 9, pp 2767–2774 | Cite as

Facile synthesis of CoWO4/RGO composites as superior anode materials for lithium-ion batteries

  • Feihui LiEmail author
  • HeYa Na
  • Wei Jin
  • Xiaoyang Xu
  • Wei Wang
  • Jianping GaoEmail author
Original Paper


In this paper, a facile method has been developed to synthesize supported CoWO4 on the reduced graphene oxide (RGO) as high-performance anode material for Li-ion batteries. The composites with cuboid-like CoWO4 nanoparticles were prepared by directly adding graphene oxide into the precursor solution followed by a hydrothermal treatment. Different analytical methods like high-resolution TEM, XRD, TGA, and XPS characterizations were employed to illustrate structural information of the as-prepared CoWO4 and CoWO4/RGO composites. In addition, the Li-ion battery performance using the composites as anode materials was also discussed based on the detailed galvanostatic charge-discharge cycling tests. The result shows that the specific capacity of the as-prepared CoWO4/RGO composites can reach 533.3 mAh g−1 after 50 cycles at a current density of 100 mA g−1. During the whole cyclic process, the coulombic efficiency was maintained higher than 90%. Therefore, CoWO4, as an environment-friendly and cost-effective anode material, has promising potential for Li-ion batteries.


CoWO4 nanocubes RGO Composite Li-ion battery Anode 


Funding information

The authors received financial support from the National Science Foundation (51573126).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Applied Chemistry, College of Biotechnology and Food ScienceTianjin University of CommerceTianjinPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Sichuan Province Metal Fuel Cell Key LaboratoryDeyangPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.School of ScienceTianjin UniversityTianjinPeople’s Republic of China
  4. 4.Institute of Process EngineeringChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingPeople’s Republic of China
  5. 5.School of Chemical Engineering and TechnologyTianjin UniversityTianjinPeople’s Republic of China

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