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[en] This study presents a hierarchical MCMB/CuO/Cu anode structure with super-hydrophilic CuO substrate and blind-hole structures (BHSs) for lithium-ion battery (LIB) application. The porous hierarchical CuO clusters with controllable morphology and super hydrophilicity are prepared and combined with the BHSs on the surface of copper plates (CPs). Results indicate that the new anode yields a considerable improvement in reversible capacity and robustness under the condition of rate cycles. Compared with the conventional pattern of MCMB/Cu, the MCMB/CuO/Cu anode with BHSs produces reversible initial discharge and charge capacities of 381.5 and 347 mAh g−1 at a constant current of 0.5 mA. After 30 cycle times, the battery retains 276.7 and 276.6 mAh g−1, which amounts to 5 times as much as that of 0.5 C rate cycles. The energy density of the battery can be also greatly promoted. The larger surface area and porosity of the new anode facilitate formation of contact interface between the active material and current collector (CC). It also helps shorten the diffusion path of Li-ions and alleviate the volume expansion during the insertion and desertion processes of Li-ions. - Highlights: • A hierarchical MCMB/CuO/Cu anode structure for lithium-ion battery. • The anode includes a super-hydrophilic CuO substrate and blind-hole structures. • The reversible capacity, performance robustness and energy density are improved. • Volume expansion due to insertion and desertion of Li-ions can be alleviated.