A flexible carbon nanotube@V2O5 film as a high-capacity and durable cathode for zinc ion batteries

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Journal of Energy Chemistry


Aqueous zinc-ion batteries (ZIBs) are receiving a continuously increasing attention for mobile devices, especially for the flexible and wearable electronics, due to their non-toxicity, non-flammability, and low-cost features. Despite the significant progress in achieving higher capacities for electrode materials of ZIBs, to endow them with high flexibility and economic feasibility is, however, still a significant challenge remaining unsolved. Herein, we present a highly flexible composite film composed of carbon nanotube film and V O (CNTF@V O ) with high strength and high conductivity, which is prepared by simply impregnating a porous CNT film with an aqueous V O sol under vacuum. For this material, intimate incorporation between V O and CNTs has been achieved, successfully integrating the high zinc ion storage capability with high mechanical flexibility. As a result, this CNTF@V O film delivers a high capacity of 356.6 mAh g at 0.4 A g and excellent cycling stability with 80.1% capacity retention after 500 cycles at 2.0 A g . The novel strategy and the outstanding battery performance presented in this work should shed light on the development of high-performance and flexible ZIBs. 2 5 2 5 2 5 2 5 2 5 −1 −1 −1

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Australian Research Council



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