In situ simultaneous encapsulation of defective MoS2 nanolayers and sulfur nanodots into SPAN fibers for high rate sodium-ion batteries

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Chemical Engineering Journal


Molybdenum sulfide (MoS ) with layered structure has emerged as a promising anode material for sodium ion batteries (SIBs) in light of its particular surface chemistry and physical structures. However, the MoS -based SIBs usually suffered from the weaknesses of the low rate capability and poor cycling stability induced by the sluggish kinetics of Na intercalation and the diffluent discharge products. Herein, the defective MoS nanocrystals and sulfur nanodots simultaneously embedded in sulfurized polyacrylonitrile (SPAN) fibers were fabricated via an electrospunning technology, followed by a simple annealing treatment. The unique architecture, in which MoS nanolayers and sulfur nanodots were mounted inside the SPAN fiber, provided multi-entry and short-range channel for sodium ion to ensure a fast kinetics. Besides, sulfur defects within MoS produced the strong chemical interaction for fixing soluble discharge products. As a result, the electrode performed outstanding sodium-storage performance with a superior long cycling life (8000 cycles at 5 A g , 15,000 cycles at 10 A g ) and excellent rate capability (212 mAh g at 25 A g ). The full cell fabricated by using Na V (PO ) as the cathode also delivered good energy storage performance and successfully powered a group of light-emitting diode. 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 4 3 + −1 −1 −1 −1

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National Natural Science Foundation of China



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