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Hierarchical mesoporous SnO2 nanosheets on carbon cloth toward enhancing the polysulfides redox for lithium–sulfur batteries

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Lithium–sulfur (Li–S) batteries have been acknowledged as outstanding substitutes for energy storage systems due to their superiority in energy density. To satisfy the commercial applications, it's necessary to establish the highly efficient and long-life Li–S batteries by synchronously restraining the shuttle effect and enhancing the polysulfides redox. Here, we prepared hierarchical mesoporous SnO2 nanosheets on carbon nanofibers (CNFs) namely C@SnO2 with the novel topological method. The obtained C@SnO2 materials not only show the strong chemisorption to trap polysulfides but also can more effectively decrease the electrochemical polarization to enhance the polysulfides redox. With the 3D conductive framework CNFs as the current collector, the hierarchical C@SnO2/S nanosheets material electrode delivered a specific capacity of 1228 mA h g−1 at 0.2C and retained a stable cycling performance at 2C over 1000 cycles with the decay as low as ≈0.024% per cycle.

Graphical abstract: Hierarchical mesoporous SnO2 nanosheets on carbon cloth toward enhancing the polysulfides redox for lithium–sulfur batteries

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The article was received on 07 Jun 2017, accepted on 01 Sep 2017 and first published on 01 Sep 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7TA04937D
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017,5, 19613-19618
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    Hierarchical mesoporous SnO2 nanosheets on carbon cloth toward enhancing the polysulfides redox for lithium–sulfur batteries

    M. Wang, L. Fan, X. Wu, D. Tian, J. Cheng, Y. Qiu, H. Wu, B. Guan, N. Zhang, K. Sun and Y. Wang, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, 5, 19613
    DOI: 10.1039/C7TA04937D

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