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Title: Holey two-dimensional transition metal oxide nanosheets for efficient energy storage

Abstract

Transition metal oxide nanomaterials are promising electrodes for alkali-ion batteries owing to their distinct reaction mechanism, abundant active sites and shortened ion diffusion distance. However, detailed conversion reaction processes in terms of the oxidation state evolution and chemical/mechanical stability of the electrodes are still poorly understood. Herein we explore a general synthetic strategy for versatile synthesis of various holey transition metal oxide nanosheets with adjustable hole sizes that enable greatly enhanced alkali-ion storage properties. We employ in-situ transmission electron microscopy and operando X-ray absorption structures to study the mechanical properties, morphology evolution and oxidation state changes during electrochemical processes. We find that these holey oxide nanosheets exhibit strong mechanical stability inherited from graphene oxide, displaying minimal structural changes during lithiation/delithiation processes. These holey oxide nanosheets represent a promising material platform for in-situ probing the electrochemical processes, and could open up opportunities in many energy storage and conversion systems.

Authors:
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  1. The Univ. of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX (United States)
  2. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
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Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
Welch Foundation; USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Vehicle Technologies Office (EE-3V); Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
OSTI Identifier:
1464752
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1468629; OSTI ID: 1525986
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nature Communications
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 8; Journal ID: ISSN 2041-1723
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE

Citation Formats

Peng, Lele, Xiong, Pan, Ma, Lu, Yuan, Yifei, Zhu, Yue, Chen, Dahong, Luo, Xiangyi, Lu, Jun, Amine, Khalil, and Yu, Guihua. Holey two-dimensional transition metal oxide nanosheets for efficient energy storage. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1038/ncomms15139.
Peng, Lele, Xiong, Pan, Ma, Lu, Yuan, Yifei, Zhu, Yue, Chen, Dahong, Luo, Xiangyi, Lu, Jun, Amine, Khalil, & Yu, Guihua. Holey two-dimensional transition metal oxide nanosheets for efficient energy storage. United States. doi:10.1038/ncomms15139.
Peng, Lele, Xiong, Pan, Ma, Lu, Yuan, Yifei, Zhu, Yue, Chen, Dahong, Luo, Xiangyi, Lu, Jun, Amine, Khalil, and Yu, Guihua. Wed . "Holey two-dimensional transition metal oxide nanosheets for efficient energy storage". United States. doi:10.1038/ncomms15139. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1464752.
@article{osti_1464752,
title = {Holey two-dimensional transition metal oxide nanosheets for efficient energy storage},
author = {Peng, Lele and Xiong, Pan and Ma, Lu and Yuan, Yifei and Zhu, Yue and Chen, Dahong and Luo, Xiangyi and Lu, Jun and Amine, Khalil and Yu, Guihua},
abstractNote = {Transition metal oxide nanomaterials are promising electrodes for alkali-ion batteries owing to their distinct reaction mechanism, abundant active sites and shortened ion diffusion distance. However, detailed conversion reaction processes in terms of the oxidation state evolution and chemical/mechanical stability of the electrodes are still poorly understood. Herein we explore a general synthetic strategy for versatile synthesis of various holey transition metal oxide nanosheets with adjustable hole sizes that enable greatly enhanced alkali-ion storage properties. We employ in-situ transmission electron microscopy and operando X-ray absorption structures to study the mechanical properties, morphology evolution and oxidation state changes during electrochemical processes. We find that these holey oxide nanosheets exhibit strong mechanical stability inherited from graphene oxide, displaying minimal structural changes during lithiation/delithiation processes. These holey oxide nanosheets represent a promising material platform for in-situ probing the electrochemical processes, and could open up opportunities in many energy storage and conversion systems.},
doi = {10.1038/ncomms15139},
journal = {Nature Communications},
issn = {2041-1723},
number = ,
volume = 8,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {4}
}

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