Co9S8-carbon composite as anode materials with improved Na-storage performance

You Na Ko, Yun Chan Kang

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The synthesis and electrochemical performance of a composite of Co9S8 nanoparticles and amorphous carbon is studied as an anode material for sodium-ion batteries. The Co9S8-carbon composite powder was fabricated through a one-pot spray pyrolysis process using thiourea and polyvinylpyrrolidone as sulfur and carbon sources, respectively. The Co9S8 nanoparticles are entirely covered by an amorphous carbon layer. The initial discharge and charge capacities of the Co9S8-carbon composite powder were 689 and 475 mA h g-1, respectively, at a current density of 0.5 A g-1. The Co9S8-carbon composite powders exhibited a stable cyclability with a reversible capacity of 404 mA h g-1 for the 50th cycle and a superior rate capability compared with bare Co1-xS powder. The improvement of Na-storage performance could be attributed to the small size and entanglement of the Co9S8 nanoparticles within the carbon matrix.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-90
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Aug 29

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korean Government ( MEST ) (No. 2012R1A2A2A02046367 ).

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© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science


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