One-Step Hydrothermal Reaction Induced Nitrogen-Doped MoS<inf>2</inf>/MXene Composites with Superior Lithium-Ion Storage

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Batteries, 2022, 8, (10)
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MoS2, a typical transition metal dichalcogenide (TMDs), inheriting high theoretical capacity, open framework and unique electrochemical properties, is regarded as a promising electrode material. However, the low electronic conductivity and slow chemical kinetics of two-dimensional (2D) MoS2 lamellars, along with the large volume expansion during cycling hinder their application in Li-ion batteries. MXene inherits the strengths of excellent metallic conductivity, a low lithium-ion diffusion potential barrier and superior mechanical stability; however, its low reversible capacity and self-stacking problems as anode still need to be solved. Herein, the MXene Ti3C2Tx compound with MoS2 through a simple one-step hydrothermal reaction is introduced. The introduction of nitrogen-doped Ti3C2Tx can effectively restrain the volume change of MoS2 and ameliorate the electronic conductivity of the whole electrode, while MoS2 can alleviate the self-stacking of Ti3C2Tx during cycling. The as-prepared MoS2/MXene electrode delivers an initial discharge capacity of 1087 mA h g−1 with an initial Coulombic efficiency (ICE) of 81.6% at 100 mA g−1, and a specific discharge capacity of 731 mA h g−1 can be retained after 100 cycles. The excellent electrochemical performance demonstrates that nitrogen-doped MoS2/MXene can be a potential electrode material for Li-ion batteries.
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