The CeVO4/Fe3O4 compound is successfully obtained by combining hydrothermal treatment and water bath process. The final product has been characterized by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy techniques. The electrochemical properties of the expected compound were tested by a battery test system. The obtained CeVO4/Fe3O4 composite shows higher specific capacity and better cyclability than pure CeVO4 prepared under the same conditions. The initial discharge specific capacities of CeVO4 and CeVO4/Fe3O4 are 671.7 and 964.0 mAh·g−1, respectively. After 100 cycles, CeVO4 and CeVO4/Fe3O4 still maintained their discharge capacities at 416.4 and 875.9 mAh·g−1, representing capacity retention rates of 62.0% and 91.0%, respectively. The possible reaction mechanism for the CeVO4/Fe3O4 composite is also discussed. The CeVO4/Fe3O4 composite may be a prospective anode material for the lithium-ion battery.
This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access.
Buy single article
Instant access to the full article PDF.
Price includes VAT for USA
Subscribe to journal
Immediate online access to all issues from 2019. Subscription will auto renew annually.
This is the net price. Taxes to be calculated in checkout.
Chu S, Cui Y, Liu N (2017) The path towards sustainable energy. Nat Mater 16(1):16–22
Wang J, Tang H, Wang H, Yu R, Wang D (2017) Multi-shelled hollow micro−/nanostructures: promising platforms for lithium-ion batteries. Mater Chem Front 1(3):414–430
Chen P, Wu Y, Zhang Y, Wu TH, Ma Y, Pelkowski C, Yang H, Zhang Y, Hu X, Liu N (2018) A deeply rechargeable zinc anode with pomegranate-inspired nanostructure for high-energy aqueous batteries. J Mater Chem A 6(44):21933–21940
Li X, Ding K, Gao B, Li Q, Li Y, Fu J, Zhang X, Chu PK, Huo K (2017) Freestanding carbon encapsulated mesoporous vanadium nitride nanowires enable highly stable sulfur cathodes for lithium-sulfur batteries. Nano Energy 40:655–662
Li Z, Klein TR, Kim DH, Yang M, Berry JJ, van Hest MFAM, Zhu K (2018) Scalable fabrication of perovskite solar cells. Nat Rev Mater 3(4):18017
Cheng XB, Zhang R, Zhao CZ, Zhang Q (2017) Toward safe lithium metal anode in rechargeable batteries: a review. Chem Rev 117(15):10403–10473
Wang Y, Dou H, Wang J, Ding B, Xu Y, Chang Z, Hao X (2016) Three-dimensional porous MXene/layered double hydroxide composite for high performance supercapacitors. J Power Sources 327:221–228
Zhang J, Zhang W, Han M, Pang J, Xiang Y, Cao G, Yang Y (2018) Synthesis of nitrogen-doped polymeric resin-derived porous carbon for high performance supercapacitors. Microporous Mesoporous Mater 270:204–210
Zhang G, Han Y, Shao C, Chen N, Sun G, Jin X, Gao J, Ji B, Yang H, Qu L (2018) Processing and manufacturing of graphene-based microsupercapacitors. Mater Chem Front 2(10):1750–1764
Li H, Ma H, Yang M, Wang B, Shao H, Wang L, Yu R, Wang D (2017) Highly controlled synthesis of multi-shelled NiO hollow microspheres for enhanced lithium storage properties. Mater Res Bull 87:224–229
Grey CP, Tarascon JM (2017) Sustainability and in situ monitoring in battery development. Nat Mater 16(1):45–56
Larcher D, Tarascon JM (2015) Towards greener and more sustainable batteries for electrical energy storage. Nat Chem 7(1):19–29
Pourfarzad H, Shabani-Nooshabadi M, Ganjali MR (2020) High lithium anodic performance of reduced Sn particles on Co metal-organic frameworks for lithium-ion batteries with a long-cycle life. Compos Part B 193:108008
Ruiz V, Pfrang A, Kriston A, Omar N, van den Bossche P, Boon-Brett L (2018) A review of international abuse testing standards and regulations for lithium ion batteries in electric and hybrid electric vehicles. Renew Sust Energ Rev 81:1427–1452
Hu C, Shu H, Shen Z, Zhao T, Liang P, Chen X (2018) Hierarchical MoO3/SnS2, core-shell nanowires with enhanced electrochemical performance for lithium-ion batteries. Phys Chem Chem Phys 20:17171–17179
Jiang L, Qu Y, Ren Z, Yu P, Zhao D, Zhou W, Wang L, Fu H (2015) In situ carbon-coated yolk–shell V2O3 microspheres for lithium-ion batteries. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces 7(3):1595–1601
Pei J, Chen G, Zhang Q et al (2017) Phase separation derived core/shell structured Cu11V6O26/V2O5 microspheres: first synthesis and excellent lithium-ion anode performance with outstanding capacity self-restoration[J]. Small 13(17):1603140
Liu H, Cui Y (2018) Microwave-assisted hydrothermal synthesis of hollow flower-like Zn2V2O7 with enhanced cycling stability as electrode for lithium ion batteries. Mater Lett 228:369–371
Liu X, Li G, Zhang D, Chen D, Wang X, Li B, Li L (2019) Fe-doped Li3VO4 as an excellent anode material for lithium ion batteries: optimizing rate capability and cycling stability. Electrochim Acta 308:185–194
Zhang HJ, Shu J, Wei X, Wang KX, Chen JS (2013) Cerium vanadate nanoparticles as a new anode material for lithium ion batteries. RSC Adv 3(20):7403–7407
Cheng S, Ru Q, Shi Z, Gao Y, Liu Y, Hou X, Chen F, Ling FCC (2019) Plant oil–inspired 3D flower-like Zn3V3O8 nanospheres coupled with N-doped carbon as anode material for Li-/Na-ion batteries. Energy Technol 7(11):1900754
Li Y, Fu Y, Chen S, Huang Z, Wang L, Song Y (2019) Porous Fe2O3/Fe3O4@carbon octahedron arrayed on three-dimensional graphene foam for lithium-ion battery. Compos Part B 171:130–137
Ha J, Kim YT, Choi J (2019) In situ precipitation-induced growth of leaf-like CuO nanostructures on Cu–Ni alloys for binder-free anodes in Li-ion batteries[J]. ChemSusChem 13(2):419–425
Bie C, Pei J, Chen G, Zhang Q, Sun J, Yu Y, Chen D (2016) Hierarchical Zn3V3O8/C composite microspheres assembled from unique porous hollow nanoplates with superior lithium storage capability. J Mater Chem A 4(43):17063–17072
Chen X, Huang Y, Zhang K, Feng X, Wang M (2018) Porous TiO2 nanobelts coated with mixed transition-metal oxides Sn3O4 nanosheets core-shell composites as high-performance anode materials of lithium ion batteries. Electrochim Acta 259:131–142
Li L, Wang H, Xie Z, An C, Jiang G, Wang Y (2020) 3D graphene-encapsulated nearly monodisperse Fe3O4 nanoparticles as high-performance lithium-ion battery anodes. J Alloys Compd 815:152337
Bie C, Pei J, Wang J, Hua K, Chen D, Chen G (2017) Graphite nanoplates firmly anchored with well-dispersed porous Zn3V2O8 nanospheres: rational fabrication and enhanced lithium storage capability. Electrochim Acta 248:140–149
Ding Y, Hu L, He D, Peng Y, Niu Y, Li Z, Zhang X, Chen S (2020) Design of multishell microsphere of transition metal oxides/carbon composites for lithium ion battery. Chem Eng J 380:122489
Wang WL, Jang J, Nguyen VH, Auxilia FM, Song H, Jang K, Jin EM, Lee GY, Gu HB, Ham MH (2017) Cerium vanadate and reduced graphene oxide composites for lithium-ion batteries. J Alloys Compd 724:1075–1082
Jin R, Liu C, Sun L, Zhang Z, Chen G (2016) Solvothermal synthesis of yolk-shell CeVO4/C microspheres as a high-performance anode for lithium-ion batteries. ChemElectroChem 3(4):644–649
Salimi P, Norouzi O, Pourhosseini SEM (2019) Two-step synthesis of nanohusk Fe3O4 embedded in 3D network pyrolytic marine biochar for a new generation of anode materials for lithium-ion batteries. J Alloys Compd 786:930–937
Lu G, Lun Z, Liang H, Wang H, Li Z, Ma W (2019) In situ fabrication of BiVO4-CeVO4 heterojunction for excellent visible light photocatalytic degradation of levofloxacin. J Alloys Compd 772:122–131
Sun X, Gao G, Yan D, Feng C (2017) Synthesis and electrochemical properties of Fe3O4@MOF core-shell microspheres as an anode for lithium ion battery application. Appl Surf Sci 405:52–59
Zhao L, Liu W, Liu S et al (2015) Fe3O4 nanoplates/carbon network synthesized by in situ pyrolysis of an organic-inorganic layered hybrid as a high-performance lithium-ion battery anode. J Mater Chem A 3:14210–14216
Ding C, Zeng YW, Cao LL et al (2016) Hierarchically porous Fe3O4/C nanocomposite microspheres via a CO2 bubble-templated hydrothermal approach as high-rate and high-capacity anode materials for lithium-ion batteries. J Mater Chem A 4(16):5898–5908
Zhou S, Zhou Y, Jiang W et al (2018) Synthesis of Fe3O4 cluster microspheres/graphene aerogels composite as anode for high-performance lithium ion battery[J]. Appl Surf Sci 439:927–933
Liu X, Cao Y, Zheng H, Chen X, Feng C (2017) Synthesis and modification of FeVO4 as novel anode for lithium-ion batteries. Appl Surf Sci 394:183–189
Financial support was provided by the Key Laboratory of Advanced Energy Materials Chemistry (Ministry of Education), Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, China (111 project, B12015).
Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations.
About this article
Cite this article
Yang, X., Wu, H., Wang, S. et al. Synthesis and electrochemical properties of CeVO4/Fe3O4 as a novel anode material for lithium-ion batteries. Ionics (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11581-020-03595-5
- Inorganic compounds
- Anode material
- Lithium-ion battery
- Electrochemical properties
- Chemical synthesis