• Facile one-pot solvothermal synthesis of NiCoP and its electrochemical performance as anode for lithium ion battery

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      NiCoP; Li ion battery; anode materials; phosphides.

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      Herein, NiCoP is synthesized by simple solvothermal route and characterized for physicochemical properties and electrochemical characteristics. X-ray diffraction (XRD) confirms that the sample is formed in a pure phase. Cyclic voltammograms and charge–discharge profiles of electrodes exhibit peaks/plateaus corresponding to lithium intercalation/de-intercalation, which is characteristic of battery behaviour. The electrochemical evaluation as an anode for lithium ion batteries are studied in the 0.05–3.00 V range. With a high discharge capacity of 468 mAh g$^{–1}$ at C/10 rate in the very beginning, excellent cycling stability and superior rate performance, NiCoP proves to be a potential candidate for anode material of lithium ion battery.

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      S RANGANATHA1 2 BRIJ KISHORE2 3 N MUNICHANDRAIAH2

      1. Department of Chemistry, Presidency University, Bengaluru 560064, India
      2. Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru 560012, India
      3. School of Metallurgy and Materials, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, B15 2TT, UK
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