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In situ topotactic synthesis of a porous network Zn2Ti3O8 platelike nanoarchitecture and its long-term cycle performance for a LIB anode

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This paper introduces the in situ topotactic synthesis of a porous network Zn2Ti3O8 platelike nanoarchitecture via using layered H1.07Ti1.73O4·H2O (HTO) as the precursor. The introduction of H2O2 in the interlayer of HTO leads to access of more Zn2+ ions into the interlayers and the formation of the Zn2+ ion-exchanged product with a Zn/Ti molar ratio of 1.07 : 1.73 during ion exchange. This ion-exchanged product is in situ topotactically transformed into a Zn2Ti3O8 nanoarchitecture after heat-treatment, and the [110]-crystal-axis of the Zn2Ti3O8 nanoarchitecture is vertical to the basal plane of the 2D nanoarchitecture. The H2O2 molecule within the ion-exchanged product decomposes and escapes due to heat-treatment, resulting in the formation of a porous network structure similar to a sponge. The pore size is about 10–20 nm. Moreover, the electrochemical investigation indicates that such a porous network Zn2Ti3O8 nanoarchitecture as a Li-ion battery anode has a reversible capacity of 423 mA h g−1 during the 100th cycle at a current density of 100 mA g−1. It is wondrous that at a current density of 1 Ag−1 during 1000 cycles, its reversible capacity still remains at 408 mA h g−1.

Graphical abstract: In situ topotactic synthesis of a porous network Zn2Ti3O8 platelike nanoarchitecture and its long-term cycle performance for a LIB anode

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The article was received on 04 Aug 2018, accepted on 12 Oct 2018 and first published on 13 Oct 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8CE01303A
Citation: CrystEngComm, 2018,20, 7329-7336
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    In situ topotactic synthesis of a porous network Zn2Ti3O8 platelike nanoarchitecture and its long-term cycle performance for a LIB anode

    X. Kong, X. Wang, D. Ma, J. Huang, J. Li, T. Zhao, L. Yin and Q. Feng, CrystEngComm, 2018, 20, 7329
    DOI: 10.1039/C8CE01303A

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