Journal of Applied Electrochemistry

, Volume 49, Issue 12, pp 1193–1202 | Cite as

Ultra-small Co-doped Mn3O4 nanoparticles tiled on multilayer graphene with enhanced performance for lithium ion battery anodes

  • Linjuan Zhang
  • Junming XuEmail author
  • Xiaoping Hu
  • Kaixin Song
  • Jun Wu
  • Bin LiEmail author
  • J. P. ChengEmail author
Research Article
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The synthesis of ultra-small cobalt-doped (Co-doped) Mn3O4 nanoparticles tiled on multilayer graphene (MLG) surface by one-pot hydrothermal method was reported here. MLG was obtained by the ultrasonication of expanded graphite in mixture solution of N,N-Dimethylformamide (DMF) and H2O and used without any further treatment. Co-doped Mn3O4 nanoparticles were in situ assembled onto MLG surfaces by van der Waals force between metal complex and MLG. The characterization by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy revealed that the as-prepared Co-doped Mn3O4 nanoparticles were homogeneously tiled on MLG with good crystallization and uniform size. The effects of cobalt doping content on the microstructure and electrochemical performance for the composites were studied. For Co0.45Mn2.55O4/MLG composite, a reversible capacity of 906 mAh g−1 is stably delivered at 100 mA g−1 based on the overall weight and it is maintained to 442 mAh g−1 at a high current density of 2 A g−1.

Graphic abstract

Pure and Co-doped Mn3O4 nanoparticles with uniform size were synthesized to be tiled on MLG based on van der Waals force by a one-pot hydrothermal method. The effects of cobalt doping content on the microstructure and electrochemical performance of composite were studied. Co0.45Mn2.55O4/MLG composite exhibits a high reversible capacity, cycling stability and rate capability as anode material for lithium ion battery.


Hydrothermal method Mn3O4 nanoparticles Cobalt-doped Mn3O4 Multilayer graphene Lithium ion battery 



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Electronic InformationHangzhou Dianzi UniversityHangzhouPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryHuzhou UniversityHuzhouPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.School of Materials Science & Engineering, Zhejiang UniversityHangzhouPeople’s Republic of China

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