In-situ assembly of three-dimensional MoS2 nanoleaves/carbon nanofiber composites derived from bacterial cellulose as flexible and binder-free anodes for enhanced lithium-ion batteries

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)404-410
Journal / PublicationElectrochimica Acta
Volume211
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2016

Abstract

With the development of flexible and wearable energy devices, it is highly desirable to exploit flexible and cost-effective electrode materials. In this work, we report a facile and in-situ method for preparing a three-dimensional (3D), flexible and binder-free anode material, composing of leaf-like MoS2 nanostructures uniformly anchored on carbon nanofibers derived from carbonized bacterial cellulose (denoted as MoS2-cBC). With merits of high conductivity, good flexibility and high structural stability, the MoS2-cBC composite was directly used as the anode material and current collector for lithium ion batteries without any binder nor conductive additive. Moreover, owing to the synergistic effect of the uniformly deposited MoS2 nanoleaves and the 3D highly conductive carbon nanofibers, the MoS2-cBC anode exhibits impressively superior electrochemical performance. A high reversible charge capacity of 935 mA h g-1 is achieved at 0.1 A g-1, while a capacity of 581 mA h g-1 is maintained after 1000 cycles at 1 A g-1 with negligible decay, demonstrating much enhanced long-term cycling stability of the composite. The superior electrochemical performance together with the stability and cost-effective merits make the MoS2-cBC composite promising for next-generation energy storage devices.

Research Area(s)

  • anode, bacterial cellulose, carbon nanofiber, lithium ion batteries, MoS2

Citation Format(s)

In-situ assembly of three-dimensional MoS2 nanoleaves/carbon nanofiber composites derived from bacterial cellulose as flexible and binder-free anodes for enhanced lithium-ion batteries. / Zhang, Fan; Tang, Yongbing; Yang, Yang; Zhang, Xiaolong; Lee, Chun-Sing.

In: Electrochimica Acta, Vol. 211, 01.09.2016, p. 404-410.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review