TiO2 embedded in ultrathin N-doping carbon nanosheets derived from shape-engineered titanium metal-organic frameworks for lithium-ion storage

Juanjuan Song, Can Su, Chao Zhang, Ke Wu, Zongdeng Wu, Xifeng Xia, Wu Lei, Daniel Mandler, Ping Du*, Qingli Hao

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Abstract

The utility of TiO2 as an anode for lithium-ion storage is hindered by low conductivity and sluggish ionic diffusion. Here, the 2D N-doped carbon-wrapped TiO2 (TiO2 @NC) composite with a thickness of 5.5 nm derived from the 2D metal-organic framework was designed. This composite consisting of TiO2 nanoparticles embedded in ultrathin N-doping carbon was used to address the rate and cyclability of Li-ion batteries. The 2D nanosheet morphology obtained from Ti8O8(OH)4(BDC-NH2)6(NH2-MIL-125 (Ti))effectively increases the specific surface area and shortens the electron/ion transport pathway. The chemical bond of Ti-C-O between TiO2 nanocrystals and N-doping carbon further improve conductivity. Due to its unique structure, the produced TiO2 @NC composite shows excellent cyclability with a reversible capacity of 110 mAh g–1 after 2000 cycles at 0.5 A g–1. Furthermore, the 2D TiO2 @NC exhibits outstanding rate performance (71 mAh g–1 at 5 A g–1) compared to bulk TiO2 @NC. This general concept can be extended to the development of metal oxide materials based on insertion mechanisms, such as Nb2O5.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number171615
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Volume967
DOIs
StatePublished - 10 Dec 2023

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Keywords

  • Anode
  • Lithium-ion storage batteries
  • N-doping carbon
  • Nanosheets
  • TiO nanocomposite

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