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MXene-derived TiO2/reduced graphene oxide composite with an enhanced capacitive capacity for Li-ion and K-ion batteries

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Abstract

Li-ion and K-ion batteries present their unique advantages of high energy density and low cost, respectively. It is a challenge to explore a universal anode with efficient electrochemical performance. Herein, a two-dimensional TiO2/reduced graphene oxide (RGO) composite was prepared by a facile hydrothermal method. TiO2 nanoparticles are transformed from Ti2C MXene and connect the RGO nanosheets to form a sheet-like structure. Serving as the anode material, the TiO2/RGO presents high capacity, remarkable rate ability and long cycling performance for both Li- and K-ion batteries. The superior electrochemical performance is attributed to the short ion diffusion path due to the small particle size (15–25 nm) and the highway for electron transport provided by RGO. In addition, RGO motivates the capacitive contribution, resulting in enhanced capacity and better rate performance. Meanwhile, the electrochemical kinetics of Li/K-ion storage was investigated by quantitative kinetics analysis. This work demonstrates a possibility to introduce the capacitive capacity to realize rapid ion storage and improve the cycling stability, providing a new strategy to design efficient electrodes for metal-ion batteries.

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The article was received on 14 Dec 2018, accepted on 25 Jan 2019 and first published on 29 Jan 2019


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8TA12069B
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. A, 2019,7, 5363-5372

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    MXene-derived TiO2/reduced graphene oxide composite with an enhanced capacitive capacity for Li-ion and K-ion batteries

    Y. Fang, R. Hu, B. Liu, Y. Zhang, K. Zhu, J. Yan, K. Ye, K. Cheng, G. Wang and D. Cao, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2019, 7, 5363
    DOI: 10.1039/C8TA12069B

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