Bottom-Up Synthesis of MoS2 /CNTs Hollow Polyhedron with 1T/2H Hybrid Phase for Superior Potassium-Ion Storage.Small. 2020 Oct; 16(43):e2004178.S
Enslaved to the large-size K-ions, the construction of suitable anode materials with superior and stable potassium-ion storage properties is a major challenge. 1T phase MoS2 possesses higher conductivity, bigger interlayer distance, and more electrochemically active sites than the 2H phase, which offers intriguing benefits for energy-related applications. In this work, the 1T/2H-phase hybrid MoS2 nanosheets are successfully anchored in the N-doped carbon nanotube hollow polyhedron (1T/2H-MoS2 /NCNHP) by a bottom-up solvothermal method. For the synthesized 1T/2H-MoS2 /NCNHP, the fewer-layer 1T/2H-MoS2 nanosheets are embedded in an N-doped carbon nanotube hollow polyhedron, with an enlarged interlayer spacing of 0.96 nm. When evaluated as anode material for potassium-ion batteries, the 1T/2H-MoS2 /NCNHP hybrid presents outstanding potassium storage performance. It delivers a high-specific capacity of 519.2 mAh g-1 at 50 mA g-1 and maintains 281.2 mAh g-1 at 1 A g-1 over 500 cycles. The good potassium-ion electrochemical performance is attributed to the rational structural design and the synergistic effect of the components. Moreover, the 1T-MoS2 nanosheet has excellent electrical conductivity and its enlarged interlayer spacing reduces the barrier for the embedding and stripping of K ions. Finally, the practical application of the 1T/2H-MoS2 /NCNHP electrode material is also evaluated by assembled K-ion full cells.