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Issue 47, 2018
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Microwave-assisted rapid preparation of hollow carbon nanospheres@TiN nanoparticles for lithium–sulfur batteries

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Abstract

Highly conductive titanium nitride (TiN) has a strong anchoring ability for lithium polysulfides (LiPSs). However, the complexity and high cost of fabrication limit their practical applications. Herein, a typical structure of hollow carbon nanospheres@TiN nanoparticles (HCNs@TiN) was designed and successfully synthesized via a microwave reduction method with the advantages of economy and efficiency. With unique structural and outstanding functional behavior, HCN@TiN-S hybrid electrodes display not only a high initial discharge capacity of 1097.8 mA h g−1 at 0.1C, but also excellent rate performance and cycling stability. After 200 cycles, a reversible capacity of 812.6 mA h g−1 is still retained, corresponding to 74% capacity retention of the original capacity and 0.13% decay rate per cycle, which are much better than those of HCNs-S electrodes.

Graphical abstract: Microwave-assisted rapid preparation of hollow carbon nanospheres@TiN nanoparticles for lithium–sulfur batteries

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The article was received on 12 Oct 2018, accepted on 02 Nov 2018 and first published on 02 Nov 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8DT04095H
Dalton Trans., 2018,47, 16909-16917

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    Microwave-assisted rapid preparation of hollow carbon nanospheres@TiN nanoparticles for lithium–sulfur batteries

    J. Tu, H. Li, J. Zou, S. Zeng, Q. Zhang, L. Yu and X. Zeng, Dalton Trans., 2018, 47, 16909
    DOI: 10.1039/C8DT04095H

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