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Title: Sub-5 nm edge-rich 1T'-ReSe 2 as bifunctional materials for hydrogen evolution and sodium-ion storage

Abstract

The rhenium-based transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs), as new members in the TMDs family, have raised great interests recently. Due to the anisotropic structure and unique photoelectric properties, they have potential applications for electrochemical energy conversion and storage. In this work, we performed density functional theory (DFT) calculations on pristine 1T'-ReSe 2 toward hydrogen evolution reaction (HER). The results indicated that the Gibbs free energy of the 1T'-ReSe 2 edge site for HER could be as small as 0.01 eV, superior to other reported TMDs. Experimentally, we developed a strategy to fabricate sub-5 nm sized 1T'-ReSe 2 nanoflakes on carbon nanotubes. Such a small size for the nanoflakes brought abundant edge exposure, which boosted the catalytic activity in the HER. Specifically, the 1T'-ReSe 2 nanoflakes needed only 23 and 60 mV overpotentials to achieve –1 and –10 mA cm –2 current densities, along with a low Tafel slope of 37 mV dec –1 and a high exchange current density of 0.3 mA cm –2. The edge-rich and layered 1T'-ReSe 2 was also explored as an anode for sodium ion battery. The in operando X-ray absorption near edge structure (XANES) technique was applied to investigate the TMD behavior in real-time during themore » sodiation/desodiation process. Furthermore, the in situ results revealed that the nanosized 1T'-ReSe 2 is electrchemically reversible during discharge/charge cycles. The electrochemical test results demonstrated that 1T'-ReSe 2 could be a promising anode material for alkaline batteries.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [2];  [4];  [2];  [4];  [4];  [4];  [4];  [4]; ORCiD logo [5];  [4]
  1. Hong Kong Univ. of Science and Technology, Hong Kong (China); Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Lemont, IL (United States)
  2. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Lemont, IL (United States)
  3. South China Univ. of Technology, Guangzhou (China)
  4. Hong Kong Univ. of Science and Technology, Hong Kong (China)
  5. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Lemont, IL (United States); Stanford Univ., Stanford, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Vehicle Technologies Office (EE-3V). Battery Materials Research (BMR) Program; National Natural Science Foundation of China (NNSFC)
OSTI Identifier:
1495018
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nano Energy
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 58; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 2211-2855
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE; Rhenium diselenide; anode; edge site; hydrogen evolution reaction; sodium battery; x-ray absorption near edge structure

Citation Formats

Zhuang, Minghao, Xu, Gui -Liang, Gan, Li -Yong, Dou, Yubing, Sun, Cheng -Jun, Ou, Xuewu, Xie, Yingying, Liu, Zhenjing, Cai, Yuting, Ding, Yao, Abidi, Irfan Haider, Tyagi, Abhishek, Amine, Khalil, and Luo, Zhengtang. Sub-5 nm edge-rich 1T'-ReSe2 as bifunctional materials for hydrogen evolution and sodium-ion storage. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1016/j.nanoen.2019.01.093.
Zhuang, Minghao, Xu, Gui -Liang, Gan, Li -Yong, Dou, Yubing, Sun, Cheng -Jun, Ou, Xuewu, Xie, Yingying, Liu, Zhenjing, Cai, Yuting, Ding, Yao, Abidi, Irfan Haider, Tyagi, Abhishek, Amine, Khalil, & Luo, Zhengtang. Sub-5 nm edge-rich 1T'-ReSe2 as bifunctional materials for hydrogen evolution and sodium-ion storage. United States. doi:10.1016/j.nanoen.2019.01.093.
Zhuang, Minghao, Xu, Gui -Liang, Gan, Li -Yong, Dou, Yubing, Sun, Cheng -Jun, Ou, Xuewu, Xie, Yingying, Liu, Zhenjing, Cai, Yuting, Ding, Yao, Abidi, Irfan Haider, Tyagi, Abhishek, Amine, Khalil, and Luo, Zhengtang. Fri . "Sub-5 nm edge-rich 1T'-ReSe2 as bifunctional materials for hydrogen evolution and sodium-ion storage". United States. doi:10.1016/j.nanoen.2019.01.093.
@article{osti_1495018,
title = {Sub-5 nm edge-rich 1T'-ReSe2 as bifunctional materials for hydrogen evolution and sodium-ion storage},
author = {Zhuang, Minghao and Xu, Gui -Liang and Gan, Li -Yong and Dou, Yubing and Sun, Cheng -Jun and Ou, Xuewu and Xie, Yingying and Liu, Zhenjing and Cai, Yuting and Ding, Yao and Abidi, Irfan Haider and Tyagi, Abhishek and Amine, Khalil and Luo, Zhengtang},
abstractNote = {The rhenium-based transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs), as new members in the TMDs family, have raised great interests recently. Due to the anisotropic structure and unique photoelectric properties, they have potential applications for electrochemical energy conversion and storage. In this work, we performed density functional theory (DFT) calculations on pristine 1T'-ReSe2 toward hydrogen evolution reaction (HER). The results indicated that the Gibbs free energy of the 1T'-ReSe2 edge site for HER could be as small as 0.01 eV, superior to other reported TMDs. Experimentally, we developed a strategy to fabricate sub-5 nm sized 1T'-ReSe2 nanoflakes on carbon nanotubes. Such a small size for the nanoflakes brought abundant edge exposure, which boosted the catalytic activity in the HER. Specifically, the 1T'-ReSe2 nanoflakes needed only 23 and 60 mV overpotentials to achieve –1 and –10 mA cm–2 current densities, along with a low Tafel slope of 37 mV dec–1 and a high exchange current density of 0.3 mA cm–2. The edge-rich and layered 1T'-ReSe2 was also explored as an anode for sodium ion battery. The in operando X-ray absorption near edge structure (XANES) technique was applied to investigate the TMD behavior in real-time during the sodiation/desodiation process. Furthermore, the in situ results revealed that the nanosized 1T'-ReSe2 is electrchemically reversible during discharge/charge cycles. The electrochemical test results demonstrated that 1T'-ReSe2 could be a promising anode material for alkaline batteries.},
doi = {10.1016/j.nanoen.2019.01.093},
journal = {Nano Energy},
issn = {2211-2855},
number = C,
volume = 58,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {2}
}

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