Controllable Synthesis of Carbon Yolk-Shell Microsphere and Application of Metal Compound–Carbon Yolk-Shell as Effective Anode Material for Alkali-Ion Batteries

Yeong Beom Kim, Hyo Yeong Seo, Sang Hyun Kim, Tae Ha Kim, Jae Hyeon Choi, Jung Sang Cho, Yun Chan Kang, Gi Dae Park

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Abstract

Recently, nanostructured carbon materials, such as hollow-, yolk-, and core-shell-configuration, have attracted attention in various fields owing to their unique physical and chemical properties. Among them, yolk-shell structured carbon is considered as a noteworthy material for energy storage due to its fast electron transfer, structural robustness, and plentiful active reaction sites. However, the difficulty of the synthesis for controllable carbon yolk-shell has been raised as a limitation. In this study, novel synthesis strategy of nanostructured carbon yolk-shell microspheres that enable to control morphology and size of the yolk part is proposed for the first time. To apply in the appropriate field, cobalt compounds-carbon yolk-shell composites are applied as the anode of alkali-ion batteries and exhibit superior electrochemical performances to those of core-shell structures owing to their unique structural merits. Co3O4-C hollow yolk-shell as a lithium-ion battery anode exhibits a long cycling lifetime (619 mA h g−1 for 400 cycles at 2 A g−1) and excellent rate capability (286 mA h g−1 at 10 A g−1). The discharge capacities of CoSe2-C hollow yolk-shell as sodium- and potassium-ion battery anodes at the 200th cycle are 311 mA h g−1 at 0.5 A g−1 and 268 mA h g−1 at 0.2 A g−1, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2201370
JournalSmall Methods
Volume7
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023 Mar 17

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by a National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korea government (MEST) (NRF‐2022R1F1A1070886). This work was supported by Chungbuk National University BK21 program (2021). This research was supported by the grant of Korea Institute of Ceramic Engineering and Technology (KICET).

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© 2023 Wiley-VCH GmbH.

Keywords

  • alkali-ion batteries
  • carbon yolk-shell
  • nanostructure
  • porous carbon
  • reservoirs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science

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