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Cotton as a sustainable source of CuxO/C anode for high-performance Li-ion battery

  • Hui Zhang
  • Rui Chen
  • Xiaofeng Zhang
  • Ping Zong
  • Yu Bai
  • Hong Jin
  • Hui XuEmail author
  • Kun LianEmail author
  • Fei MaEmail author
Original Paper


This paper reports a simple-assembling synthesis of CuxO/C composite as the anode for lithium-ion batteries. The CuxO/C composite can be easily attained through using cotton as the template. Used as the anode material, the CuxO/C electrode has shown a relatively stable electrochemistry performance compared with the pristine CuO electrode. The cycling test results showed that the CuxO/C electrode achieved the steady specific capacity values of 381 mAhg−1 at 335 mAg−1 after 350 cycles while the capacity of the CuO electrode decreased after several cycles before it increased to 375 mAhg−1. This CuxO/C anode electrode stability is considered attributed to its core/shell structure, which can help keep the electrode structure stable during cycling.


Cotton CuxCore/shell structure LIBs 


Funding information

This work is sponsored by the Collaborative Innovation Centre of Suzhou Nano Science and Technology, Jiangsu Province Fundamental Research Grant (BK20150379, BK20160389), Key Laboratory of Renewable Nanomaterials of Suzhou (SZS201513), and Suzhou City Key Industry Technological Innovation (Perspective Application Research) Grant (SYG201621).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory for Mechanical Behavior of Materials, School of Materials Science and EngineeringXi’an Jiaotong UniversityXi’anPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Suzhou Research InstituteXi’an Jiaotong UniversitySuzhouPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.School of Nano-Science and Nano-Engineering (Suzhou)Xi’an Jiaotong UniversitySuzhouPeople’s Republic of China
  4. 4.Research InstituteNingde Amperex Technology LimitedNingdePeople’s Republic of China
  5. 5.Suzhou GuanJie Nano Antibacterial Coating Technology CO., LTDSuzhouPeople’s Republic of China

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