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All-in-One MoS2 Nanosheets Tailored by Porous Nitrogen-Doped Graphene for Fast and Highly Reversible Sodium Storage

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posted on 2020-11-05, 04:43 authored by Wenwei Zhan, Ming Zhu, Jinle Lan, Haocheng Yuan, Haijun Wang, Xiaoping Yang, Gang Sui
Though being a promising anode material for sodium-ion batteries (SIBs), MoS2 with high theoretical capacity shows poor rate capability and rapid capacity decay, especially involving the conversion of MoS2 to Mo metal and Na2S. Here, we report all-in-one MoS2 nanosheets tailored by porous nitrogen-doped graphene (N-RGO) for the first time to achieve superior structural stability and high cycling reversibility of MoS2 in SIBs. The all-in-one MoS2 nanosheets possess desirable structural characteristics by admirably rolling up all good qualities into one, including vertical alignment, an ultrathin layer, vacancy defects, and expanded layer spacing. Thus, the all-in-one MoS2@N-RGO composite anode exhibits an improvement in the charge transport kinetics and availability of active materials in SIBs, resulting in outstanding cycling and rate performance. More importantly, the restricted growth of all-in-one MoS2 by the porous N-RGO via a strong coupling effect dramatically improves the cycling reversibility of conversion reaction. Consequently, the all-in-one MoS2@N-RGO composite anode demonstrates excellent reversible capacity, outstanding rate capability, and superior cycling stability. This study strongly suggests that the all-in-one MoS2@N-RGO has great potential for practical application in high-performance SIBs.