Ultrathin 2D TiS2 Nanosheets for High Capacity and Long-Life Sodium Ion Batteries
Sodium ion batteries are now attracting great attention, mainly because of the abundance of sodium resources and their cheap raw materials. 2D materials possess a unique structure for sodium storage. Among them, transition metal chalcogenides exhibit significant potential for rechargeable battery devices due to their tunable composition, remarkable structural stability, fast ion transport, and robust kinetics. Herein, ultrathin TiS2 nanosheets are synthesized by a shear-mixing method and exhibit outstanding cycling performance (386 mAh g−1 after 200 cycles at 0.2 A g−1). To clarify the variations of galvanostatic curves and superior cycling performance, the mechanism and morphology changes are systematically investigated. This facile synthesis method is expected to shed light on the preparation of ultrathin 2D materials, whose unique morphologies could easily enable their application in rechargeable batteries.