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Metallurgical Pyrolysis toward [email protected] Carbon Composite for Lithium Storage

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Elemental state matter-heteroatom-doped carbon composites are of great importance for the development of anode in lithium ion batteries (LIBs). In this article, metal−organic frameworks (MOFs) are adopted as precursor to prepare Co composites via metallurgical pyrolysis under controllable conditions. The obtained nitrogen-doped porous carbon-Co nanocomposite possesses core-shell structure ([email protected]). [email protected] exhibits the best Li storage performances as anode active matter. After the 200th cycles at current density of 0.2 A·g−1, a reversible capacity of 870 mA·h·g−1 is retained. A reversible capacity of 275 mA·h·g−1 still maintains with 5 A·g−1. [email protected] presents a high reversible capacity with excellent cycle stability. Considering the corresponding experimental and theoretical results, the Co0-based N-doped porous carbon composite is proposed to work as LIBs anode matter. These results provide a new design idea for electrode matters of metallic ion battery, and demonstrate that MOFs pyrolysis is an effective method for the construction of elemental state anode materials.

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Co based metal−organic frameworks are used as pyrolysis precursor to prepare nitrogen-doped carbon-Co composites possessing [email protected] structure. The experimental results, combining with the theoretical calculation, demonstrate an effective metallurgical method for the construction of elemental state Li storage materials.

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Co nanoparticles (NPs)
core-shell structure
lithium ion battery anode
metal−organic framework (MOF)
nitrogen-doped carbon
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