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2D molybdenum nitride nanosheets as anode materials for improved lithium storage

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Abstract

Two-dimensional (2D) molybdenum nitride (MoN) nanosheets are promising anode materials for improved lithium-ion batteries. However, the reported synthesis methods of MoN generally rely on high-temperature and complex procedures with low cost efficiency. Herein, we report a facile one-pot synthesis of 2D MoN nanosheets at a low temperature of 400 °C via a solid-state reaction of molybdenum disulfide, sulfur and sodium amide in an autoclave. When employed as the anode material for lithium ion batteries, the as-developed MoN electrode exhibits outstanding cyclability with a high capacity retention of 898 mA h g−1 over 400 cycles at a current rate of 200 mA g−1 as well as a superb rate capability with a capacity of 505 mA h g−1 at a high rate up to 2 A g−1. The excellent lithium storage performance of the MoN electrode is attributed to its advantageously high conductivity and unique 2D nanostructure.

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The article was received on 21 Jul 2018, accepted on 24 Sep 2018 and first published on 10 Oct 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8NR05889J
Citation: Nanoscale, 2018,10, 18936-18941
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    2D molybdenum nitride nanosheets as anode materials for improved lithium storage

    L. Wang, K. Zhang, H. Pan, L. Wang, D. Wang, W. Dai, H. Qin, G. Li and J. Zhang, Nanoscale, 2018, 10, 18936
    DOI: 10.1039/C8NR05889J

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