Single-crystalline α-MoO3 microbelts derived from a bio-templating method for superior lithium storage application

Dongliang Yan, Xiangwei Luo, Huan Zhang, Guisheng Zhu, Lin Chen, Guangcun Chen, Huarui Xu, Aibing Yu

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Single-crystalline α-MoO3 microbelts with a preferred orientation of (0k0) planes are fabricated by a biological template approach using sugarcane bagasse as template. Benefiting from the excellent crystallinity and preferred orientation, single-crystalline α-MoO3 microbelts show not only an improved electrochemical performance in terms of reversible capacity and rate capability (302 mAhg-1 and 99.4 mAhg-1 at 100 mAhg-1 and 2000 mAhg-1, respectively), but also an excellent cycling stability (89% of the initial discharge capacity retaining after 200 cycles), thus demonstrating a very high potential for use as a cathode in lithium-ion batteries. This biological template approach could be applied to preparation of other electrode materials for a broad variety of application.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)481-486
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Issue numberPart A
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • Bio-templating method
  • Single-crystalline
  • Alpha-molybdenum trioxides
  • Lithium storage performance

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