, Volume 25, Issue 9, pp 4037–4045 | Cite as

MOF-derived hollow cage Ni–Co mixed oxide/CNTs nanocomposites with enhanced electrochemical performance for lithium–sulfur batteries

  • Miaomiao Li
  • Wangjun FengEmail author
  • Wenxiao Su
  • Changkun Song
  • Lingjin Cheng
Original Paper


Reasonable design of the cathode host material can effectively improve the electrochemical performance of lithium–sulfur batteries. In this work, a metal-organic framework (MOF)–based strategy was used to synthesize nanocomposites containing carbon nanotubes and nickel-cobalt mixed metal oxide (denoted as Ni–Co oxide/CNTs). The Ni–Co oxide/CNTs/S cathode exhibits excellent electrochemical performance, the high discharge capacity of 1421.7 mAh g-1 at 0.1 C. This means that the porous Ni–Co oxide interacts well with excellent conductivity CNTs to improve battery performance; indicate that the Ni–Co oxide/CNTs /S is a potential host for the high capacity and cyclic stability lithium–sulfur batteries.


Ni–co oxide/CNTs/S nanocomposites Sulfur cathode Lithium–sulfur battery 


Funding information

This work was financially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No.11264023).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Miaomiao Li
    • 1
    • 2
  • Wangjun Feng
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Wenxiao Su
    • 2
  • Changkun Song
    • 2
  • Lingjin Cheng
    • 2
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Advanced Processing and Recycling Nonferrous MetalsLanzhou University of TechnologyLanzhouChina
  2. 2.School of ScienceLanzhou University of TechnologyLanzhouChina

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