Efficient Na-Ion Storage in 2D TiS 2 Formed by a Vapor Phase Anion-Exchange Process

Sifei Zhuo, Gang Huang, Yongjiu Lei, Wenxi Wang, Zhixiong Liu, Xiangming Xu, Jian Yin, Husam N. Alshareef

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Hierarchical nanocomposites that couple downsized 2D materials with carbonaceous functional supports are promising electrode materials for metal ion batteries. Herein, a honeycomb-like Na-ion battery (NIB) anode material, which comprises 2D downsized TiS2 nanocrystals uniformly dispersed in a 3D porous carbon honeycomb, is developed by a vapor phase anion-exchange reaction of CS2 with a dual-template of TiO2 sealing in hydrogen-substituted graphdiyne (HsGDY). On the one hand, the 2D downsized TiS2 nanolayers offer much more accessible active sites for both Na+ storage and polysulfide trapping; on the other hand, the 3D porous hollow carbon nanoscale honeycomb not only provides numerous space-confined nanorooms to reduce the stacking of the tiny 2D TiS2 nanolayers and suppress the dissolution of polysulfide, but also works as built-in 3D conductive networks to support the electron/ion transfer and buffer the volume expansion during cycling. In light of this, such a hybrid 3D TiS2@carbon honeycomb achieves a high reversible capacity with high-rate and long-life performance for NIBs.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2000439
JournalSmall Methods
StatePublished - Sep 2 2020

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: S.Z. and G.H. contributed equally to this work. The research reported in this manuscript was supported by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).


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