Unprecedented and highly stable lithium storage capacity of (001) faceted nanosheet-constructed hierarchically porous TiO<sub>2</sub>/rGO hybrid architecture for high-performance Li-ion batteries.
Van Tendeloo, Gustaaf
National science review
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Yu, W., Hu, Z., Jin, J., Yi, M., Yan, M., Li, Y., Wang, H., et al. (2020). Unprecedented and highly stable lithium storage capacity of (001) faceted nanosheet-constructed hierarchically porous TiO<sub>2</sub>/rGO hybrid architecture for high-performance Li-ion batteries.. National science review, 7 (6), 1046-1058. https://doi.org/10.1093/nsr/nwaa028
Active crystal facets can generate special properties for various applications. Herein, we report a (001) faceted nanosheet-constructed hierarchically porous TiO<sub>2</sub>/rGO hybrid architecture with unprecedented and highly stable lithium storage performance. Density functional theory calculations show that the (001) faceted TiO<sub>2</sub> nanosheets enable enhanced reaction kinetics by reinforcing their contact with the electrolyte and shortening the path length of Li<sup>+</sup> diffusion and insertion-extraction. The reduced graphene oxide (rGO) nanosheets in this TiO<sub>2</sub>/rGO hybrid largely improve charge transport, while the porous hierarchy at different length scales favors continuous electrolyte permeation and accommodates volume change. This hierarchically porous TiO<sub>2</sub>/rGO hybrid anode material demonstrates an excellent reversible capacity of 250 mAh g<sup>-1</sup> at 1 C (1 C = 335 mA g<sup>-1</sup>) at a voltage window of 1.0-3.0 V. Even after 1000 cycles at 5 C and 500 cycles at 10 C, the anode retains exceptional and stable capacities of 176 and 160 mAh g<sup>-1</sup>, respectively. Moreover, the formed Li<sub>2</sub>Ti<sub>2</sub>O<sub>4</sub> nanodots facilitate reversed Li<sup>+</sup> insertion-extraction during the cycling process. The above results indicate the best performance of TiO<sub>2</sub>-based materials as anodes for lithium-ion batteries reported in the literature.
Reduced Graphene Oxide, (001) Faceted Tio2 Nanosheets, Li2ti2o4 Crystallites, Porous Hierarchy, Unprecedented Lithium Storage Capacity
Changjiang Scholars and Innovative Research Team in University (IRT_15R52)
National Natural Science Foundation of China (U1663225)
National Key R& (2016YFA0202603, 2016YFA0202602)
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/nsr/nwaa028
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/332154
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