Construction of a Unique Two-Dimensional Hierarchical Carbon Architecture for Superior Lithium-Ion Storage

Zhijie Wang, Xiaoliang Yu, Wenhui He, Yusuf Valentino Kaneti, Da Han, Qi Sun, Yan Bing He, Bin Xiang

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Two-dimensional nanocarbons are intriguing functional materials for energy storage. However, the serious aggregation problems hinder their wider applications. To address this issue, we developed a unique two-dimensional hierarchical carbon architecture (2D-HCA) with ultrasmall graphene-like carbon nanosheets uniformly grown on hexagonal carbon nanoplates. The obtained 2D-HCA shows an interconnected porous structure and abundant heteroelement doping. When employed as anode for lithium ion batteries, it exhibits a high discharge capacity of 748 m Ah g-1 even after 400 cycles at 2 A g-1.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33399-33404
Number of pages6
JournalACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Issue number49
Publication statusPublished - 14 Dec 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • 2D hierarchical architecture
  • 2D subunits
  • lithium ion batteries
  • nanocarbon materials
  • porous structure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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