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open-access-imgOpen AccessComposite NiCo 2 O 4 @CeO 2 Microsphere as Cathode Catalyst for High‐Performance Lithium–Oxygen Battery
Wu Yuanhui,
Ding Haoran,
Yang Tianlun,
Xia Yongji,
Zheng Hongfei,
Wei Qiulong,
Han, Jiajia,
Peng DongLiang,
Yue Guanghui
Publication year2022
Publication title
advanced science
Resource typeJournals
Abstract The large overpotential and poor cycle stability caused by inactive redox reactions are tough challenges for lithium–oxygen batteries (LOBs). Here, a composite microsphere material comprising NiCo 2 O 4 @CeO 2 is synthesized via a hydrothermal approach followed by an annealing processing, which is acted as a high performance electrocatalyst for LOBs. The unique microstructured catalyst can provide enough catalytic surface to facilitate the barrier‐free transport of oxygen as well as lithium ions. In addition, the special microsphere and porous nanoneedles structure can effectively accelerate electrolyte penetration and the reversible formation and decomposition process of Li 2 O 2 , while the introduction of CeO 2 can increase oxygen vacancies and optimize the electronic structure of NiCo 2 O 4 , thereby enhancing the electron transport of the whole electrode. This kind of catalytic cathode material can effectively reduce the overpotential to only 1.07 V with remarkable cycling stability of 400 loops under 500 mA g −1 . Based on the density functional theory calculations, the origin of the enhanced electrochemical performance of NiCo 2 O 4 @CeO 2 is clarified from the perspective of electronic structure and reaction kinetics. This work demonstrates the high efficiency of NiCo 2 O 4 @CeO 2 as an electrocatalyst and confirms the contribution of the current design concept to the development of LOBs cathode materials.
Subject(s)battery (electricity) , biochemistry , catalysis , cathode , chemical engineering , chemistry , composite material , composite number , electrocatalyst , electrochemistry , electrode , electrolyte , endocrinology , engineering , lithium (medication) , materials science , medicine , nanotechnology , overpotential , oxygen evolution , physics , power (physics) , quantum mechanics
SCImago Journal Rank5.388

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