Electronic Materials Letters

, Volume 15, Issue 2, pp 186–191 | Cite as

Sol–Gel Driving LiFe(MoO4)2 Microcrystals: High Capacity and Superior Cycling Stability for Anode Material in Lithium Ion Batteries

  • Li Wang
  • Yuanchuan He
  • Yanlin Mu
  • Bo Wu
  • Mengjiao Liu
  • Yan ZhaoEmail author
  • Xin Lai
  • Jian Bi
  • Daojiang GaoEmail author
Original Article - Energy and Sustainability


LiFe(MoO4)2 microcrystals have been fabricated via a facile sol–gel driving process. The obtained LiFe(MoO4)2 microcrystals are characterized through X-ray diffraction, thermal analysis, scanning electron microscope, transmission electron microscope and high resolution transmission electron microscope. The results demonstrate that the as-synthesized microcrystals possess triclinic structure and exhibit uniform particle size of 1–2 μm. When served as anode material for lithium ion batteries, LiFe(MoO4)2 microcrystals display a very high specific capacity of 925 mAh g−1 at a current rate of 1 C after 500 cycles and a high retention rate of 88%, showing superior electrochemical performance.

Graphical Abstract


LiFe(MoO4)2 microcrystals Sol–gel High capacity Superior cycling stability 



This work was supported by the National Science Foundation of China (NSFC, No. 51551202), the Scientific Research Fund of Sichuan Provincial Education Department of Sichuan province (Grant No. 17ZA0325), and Open Foundation of Key Laboratory of Sichuan Province Higher Education Systems (SWWT2016-3).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Chemistry and Materials ScienceSichuan Normal UniversityChengduPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Sichuan Province Key Laboratory of Information Materials and Devices ApplicationChengdu University of Information TechnologyChengduPeople’s Republic of China

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