Long life exceeding 10 000 cycles for aluminum-ion batteries based on an FeTe2@GO composite as the cathode†
A nanocomposite consisting of iron telluride wrapped with graphene oxide (GO) was prepared via a hydrothermal method. As the cathode material for aluminum-ion batteries (AIBs), it exhibited a remarkable long-term cycle performance with a reversible capacity of 120.4 mA h g−1 at 1 A g−1 after 10 000 cycles, i.e., a cyclability better than those of all other transition metal chalcogenides in AIBs reported to date. Furthermore, an energy storage mechanism, involving the intercalation and deintercalation of multiple ions (AlCl4−, Cl− and Al3+), was elucidated. This study offers guidance for further development of transition metal tellurides for AIBs.
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