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Journal of Applied Electrochemistry

, Volume 44, Issue 9, pp 1069–1074 | Cite as

Facile microwave synthesis of CoFe2O4 spheres and their application as an anode for lithium-ion batteries

  • Sukeun Yoon
Research Article
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  1. Batteries

Abstract

CoFe2O4 spheres were synthesized using a microwave-hydrothermal reaction and characterized by X-ray diffraction, electron microscopy, and electrochemical analysis. This simple synthesis method led to a uniform dispersion of nanosized building blocks in the spheres, which exhibit significantly improved cycling performance and rate capability in lithium cells. The excellent electrochemical performances of CoFe2O4 sphere are attributed to an increased lithium wetting property at the electrode–electrolyte interface, facile lithium-ion diffusion, and better alleviation of the structure pulverization during charge–discharge process.

Keywords

Lithium-ion batteries Anode CoFe2O4 Microwave-hydrothermal reaction 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This work was supported by the Korea Institute of Energy Research (No. GP2012-0024-03).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Advanced Materials EngineeringKongju National UniversityChungnamRepublic of Korea

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