Pyro synthesis is a method to coat nanoparticles by uniform layer of carbon without using any conventional carbon source. The resultant carbon coating can be evaporated in the form of CO or CO2 at high temperature with the creation of large number of nanopores on the sample surface. Hence, a porous MnCo2O4 is successfully synthesized here with the same above strategy. It is believed that the electrolyte can easily permeate through these nanopores into the bulk of the sample and allow rapid access of Li+ ions during charge/discharge cycling. In order to compare the superiority of the porous sample synthesized by pyro synthesis method, MnCo2O4 nanoparticles are also synthesized by sol-gel synthesis method at the same parameters. When tested as anode materials for lithium ion battery application, porous MnCo2O4 electrode shows high capacity with long lifespan at all the investigated current rates in comparison to MnCo2O4 nanoparticles electrode
D. Susan Baji, Jadhav, H. S., Shantikumar V Nair, and Alok Kumar Rai, “Porous MnCo2O4 as Superior Anode Material Over MnCo2O4 Nanoparticles for Rechargeable Lithium ion Batteries”, Journal of Solid State Chemistry, vol. 262, pp. 191 - 198, 2018.