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Metal–Organic Framework/Polythiophene Derivative: Neuronlike S‑Doped Carbon 3D Structure with Outstanding Sodium Storage Performance

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posted on 07.10.2019, 17:45 by Wen Zhong, Xingshuai Lv, Qianwu Chen, Manman Ren, Weiliang Liu, Guangda Li, Jiaoxian Yu, Mei Li, Ying Dai, Lianzhou Wang
Herein, a metal–organic framework (MOF)/polythiophene (PTh)-derived S-doped carbon is successfully designed and prepared employing zeolitic imidazolate frameworks (ZIF-8/ZIF-67) and thiophene (Th) as precursors. The S-doped carbon presents a neuronlike three-dimensional network structure (3DSC). The 3DSC delivers extra-high capacities (225 mAh/g at 5000 mA/g after 3000 cycles) and excellent endurance ability of current changes when applied in Na-ion batteries (SIBs). Moreover, when the 3DSC-700 anode is coupled with a sodium vanadium phosphate cathode to construct a Na-ion full cell, after 50 cycles, a high capacity of ∼229.64 mAh/g is obtained at 100 mA/g. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy analysis, density functional theory calculations, and pseudocapacitance contributions are adopted to investigate the excellent sodium storage mechanism of the 3DSC electrode. A new idea has been provided in this work to open up the possibility of MOF materials and carbon-based materials applications in SIBs in the future.

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