CoV2O4: a novel anode material for lithium-ion batteries with excellent electrochemical performance†
This study reports the electrochemical applications of CoV2O4 as a novel anode for lithium-ion batteries. Ex situ analyses were performed to understand the conversion that transpires during the charge–discharge cycle. Also, the effects of different binders were analyzed. With the synergistic effect of Na-carboxymethyl cellulose and styrene butadiene rubber (CMC and SBR), a reversible capacity of 727.5 mA h g−1 was obtained after 100 cycles which indicates potential applications of CoV2O4 in energy storage devices.