Nanostructured MoO 2/graphite oxide (GO) composites are synthesized by a simple solvothermal method. X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy analyses show that with the addition of GO and the increase in GO content in the precursor solutions, MoO 3 rods change to MoO 2 nanorods and then further to MoO 2 nanoparticles, and the nanorods or nanoparticles are uniformly distributed on the surface of the GO sheets in the composites. The MoO 2/GO composite with 10 wt % GO exhibits a reversible capacity of 720 mAh/g at a current density of 100 mA/g and 560 mAh/g at a high current density of 800 mA/g after 30 cycles. The improved reversible capacity, rate capacity, and cycling performance of the composites are attributed to synergistic reaction between MoO 2 and GO.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry