Electrochimica Acta, Vol.259, 822-829, 2018
Dual function flower-like CoP/C nanosheets: High stability lithium-ion anode and excellent hydrogen evolution reaction catalyst
Lithium storage materials with porous and sheet-like structure are featured with favorable electrode/electrolyte accessibility and a shortened lithium diffusion distance, which can possess a fast electron and ion transportation. Here, a synchronous carbonization and phosphorization method was developed to synthesize flower-like CoP/C nanosheets by using Co-based metal organic complex as a precursor. The flower-like CoP/C nanosheets electrode exhibits a high initial Coulombic efficiency and excellent specific capacity. A reversible capacity of 612 mAh g(-1) is obtained at a current density of 400 mA g(-1) after 500 cycles. When used as a hydrogen evolution reaction electrocatalyst in acidic media, the unique flower-like CoP/C nanosheets perform an onset over potential of 151 mV and a Tafel slope of 128 mV dec(-1). As a consequence, the flower-like CoP/C nanosheets are a promising material for lithium ion batteries and hydrogen evolution reaction. (c) 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.