Glucose-Assisted Growth of MoS2 Nanosheets on CNT Backbone for Improved Lithium Storage Properties

Authors

  • Dr. Shujiang Ding,

    1. Department of Applied Chemistry, School of Science, Xi'an Jiaotong University, 710049 Xi'an (P.R. China)
    2. School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 70 Nanyang Drive, Singapore 637457 (Singapore)
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  • Jun Song Chen,

    1. School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 70 Nanyang Drive, Singapore 637457 (Singapore)
    2. Energy Research Institute @ NTU, Nanyang Technological University, 50 Nanyang Drive, Singapore 637553 (Singapore)
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  • Prof. Xiong Wen (David) Lou

    Corresponding author
    1. School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 70 Nanyang Drive, Singapore 637457 (Singapore)
    2. Energy Research Institute @ NTU, Nanyang Technological University, 50 Nanyang Drive, Singapore 637553 (Singapore)
    • School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 70 Nanyang Drive, Singapore 637457 (Singapore)
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Abstract

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Pour a little sugar on it: A simple glucose-assisted hydrothermal method to directly grow MoS2 nanosheets (NSs) on the CNT backbone is reported (see picture). Several features of these CNT@MoS2 structures, including high MoS2 content in the hybrid structure, large surface area provided by the nanosheet structure, and a conducting network of amorphous carbon and CNT backbone, lead to significantly improved lithium storage properties.

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