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2013, 6(5): 348–355

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https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-013-0311-0

Heteroepitaxial growth of ZnO nanosheet bands on ZnCo2O4 submicron rods toward high-performance Li ion battery electrodes

Chan Woo Lee1,2, Seung-Deok Seo3, Dong Wook Kim4, Sangbaek Park1, Kyoungsuk Jin1,2, Dong-Wan Kim3 (), and Kug Sun

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Keywords: KEYWORDS ZnCo2O4 submicron rods, ZnO nanosheets, hierarchical heterostructure, ammonia-evaporationinduced method, Li ion battery
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ABSTRACT We report the direct synthesis of ZnCo2O4 and ZnO/ZnCo2O4 submicron rod arrays grown on Ni foil current collectors via an ammonia-evaporation-induced method by controlling the ratio of Zn to Co. These three-dimensional (3D) hierarchical self-supported nanostructures are composed of one-dimensional (1D) ZnCo2O4 rods and two-dimensional (2D) ZnO nanosheet bands perpendicular to the axis of the each ZnCo2O4 rod. We carefully deal with the heteroepitaxial growth mechanisms of hexagonal ZnO nanosheets from a crystallographic point of view. Furthermore, we demonstrate the ability of these high-surface-area ZnO/ZnCo2O4 heterostructured rods to enable improved electrolyte permeability and Li ion transfer, thereby enhancing their Li storage capability (~900 mA·h·g–1 at a rate of 45 mA·h·g–1) for Li ion battery electrodes.
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Heteroepitaxial growth of ZnO nanosheet bands on ZnCo2O4 submicron rods toward high-performance Li ion battery electrodes. Nano Res. 2013, 6(5): 348–355 https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-013-0311-0

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