Publication Details

Li, W., Han, C., Xia, Q., Zhang, K., Chou, S., Kang, Y., Wang, J., Liu, H. Kun. & Dou, S. Xue. (2018). Remarkable Enhancement in Sodium-Ion Kinetics of NaFe2(CN)(6) by Chemical Bonding with Graphene. Small Methods, 2 (4), 1700346-1-1700346-8.


Hexacyanoferrate (Prussian blue, PB)/reduced graphene oxide (PB-RGO) composites with a synergistic structure (graphene/PB/graphene) and a chemical bond are fabricated using a facile one-step method that does not require any external chemical reducing agent. Here, Na4Fe(CN)6 is decomposed in an acidic solution to produce Fe2+ ions, which anchor onto the electronegative graphene oxide (GO) layers by electrostatic interaction and then reduce the GO. The formation of an FeOC chemical bond in the composite results in an excellent rate capability of the PB-RGO composite at room temperature, delivering capacities of 78.1, 68.9, and 46.0 mAh g−1 even at the high rates of 10, 20, and 50 C, with a capacity retention of 70.2%, 63.4%, and 41.0%, respectively. The composite also shows an unprecedentedly outstanding cycling stability, retaining ≈90% of the initial capacity after 600 cycles.

Grant Number

ARC/LP120200432, ARC/DE180101478