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Few-layered MoS2 with S-vacancies anchored on N-doped carbon flower for high performance sodium storage

  • Hu, Jing
  • Yuan, Jinxiu
  • Zhao, Lili
  • Li, Guofu
  • Chen, Di
  • Han, Weihua
  • Chu, Ying
  • Cui, Xin
  • Li, Chengjie
  • Zhang, Yingchao
Publication Date
Feb 25, 2022
Institutional Repository of Institute of Process Engineering, CAS (IPE-IR)
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Molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) has been regarded as a promising anode material for sodium ion batteries (SIBs) due to its high theoretical capacity and graphene-like layered structure. However, the intrinsically low conductivity and large volume expansion during charge discharge cycling have become two key challenges hindering the practical application of MoS2 electrodes. Here, few-layered MoS2 nanosheets with S-vacancies are anchored on a 3D flower-like N-doped carbon frameworks (NCF@V-MoS2) by facile hydrothermal method and chemical etching strategy. The introduction of S-vacancies onto MoS2 nanosheet surface not only adjusts the electronic structure and intrinsically improves the conductivity, but also enlarges the interlayer distance and accelerates Na+ diffusion. The density functional theory calculations reveal that the existence of S-vacancies strongly accelerates Na' absorption ability. Benefiting the synergistic effect of the conductive NCF and V-MoS2, the as-synthesized NCF@V-MoS2 yields a high specific capacity with excellent rate performance and cycling stability. This novel design strategy holds great promise for the development and application of high-performance SIBs in the future. (C) 2021 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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