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Polyoxometalate-Based Metal–Organic Framework on Carbon Cloth with a Hot-Pressing Method for High-Performance Lithium-Ion Batteries

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posted on 27.08.2018, 17:40 by A-Man Zhang, Mi Zhang, Di Lan, Hai-Ning Wang, Yu-Jia Tang, Xiao-Li Wang, Long-Zhang Dong, Lei Zhang, Shun-Li Li, Ya-Qian Lan
Recently, development of a new type of anode material for lithium-ion batteries that possesses multielectron reaction, sufficient charge transfer, and restricted volume suppression has been considered a huge challenge. Herein, we find a simple hot-pressing method to incorporate polyoxometalate (POM)-based metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) onto three-dimensionally structured carbon cloth (CC), denoted as HP-NENU-5/CC, which immobilizes POMs into the MOFs avoiding the leaching of POMs and employs HP-NENU-5/CC as a flexible, conductive, and porous anode material. The HP-NENU-5/CC anode materials show outstanding electrochemical performance, exhibiting high reversible capacity (1723 mAh g–1 at 200 mA g–1), high rate capability (1072 mAh g–1 at 1000 mA g–1), and superior cycling stability (1072 mAh g–1 at 1000 mA g–1 after 400 cycles). Most importantly, the performance of HP-NENU-5/CC is the best among those of all reported POMs and MOF-based materials. In addition, we perform a comparative study for active materials coated on a two-dimensional current collector and CC, and our experimental results and analysis prove that the active material coated on CC does enhance the electrochemical performance.