Copper sulfide (CuS) nanorods with the size of sub-10 nm are synthesized via a facile sol-gel method without post-thermal treatment. The as-prepared CuS nanorods are characterized by X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscope, and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy as hexagonal covellite CuS. The as-prepared CuS nanorods utilized as anode material exhibit a high reversible capacity and excellent cycling stability up to 250 cycles, as well as high Coulombic efficiency. The unique structure of the CuS nanorods should be responsible for their excellent electrochemical performance.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
- Energy Engineering and Power Technology
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering