Porous hierarchical TiO2/MoS2/RGO nanoflowers as anode material for sodium ion batteries with high capacity and stability

Jingyun Ma, Mengdi Xing, Longwei Yin, Kwan San Hui, Kwun Nam Hui

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To enhance the reversible capacity and cycle stability of MoS2 as anode materials for sodium ion batteries (SIBs), we constructed a hybrid architecture composed of MoS2 and TiO2 nanosheets, linking with reduced graphene oxide (RGO) to another TiO2/MoS2 to form a nanoflower structure. Owing to layered RGO coupled with TiO2/MoS2 hybrid, such a composite offered interconnected conductive channels to short shuttle path of Na+ ions and favorable transport kinetics under charge/discharge cycling. Moreover, this unique structure showed a porous and hierarchical architecture, which not only buffered volume changes but also provided more electrochemical active sites during insertion/deintercalation processes of Na ions. Outstanding electrochemical performances were identified by the component matching effect among TiO2, MoS2 and RGO with a three-dimensional (3D) interconnected network, exhibiting a good reversible capacity of 616 mA h g-1 after 100 cycles at 0.1 A g-1, an excellent rate capability of 250 mA h g-1 even at 5A g-1 and a long cycling stability of 460 mA h g-1 with a capacity fluctuation of 0.03% per cycle within 350 cycles at 1 A g-1.
Original languageEnglish
Article number147735
JournalApplied Surface Science
Early online date3 Sep 2020
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2021


  • Component matching effect
  • Cycling stability
  • Interconnected network
  • Sodium ion batteries
  • TiO /MoS /RGO

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