Graphene quantum dots coated VO2 arrays for highly durable electrodes for Li and Na ion batteries

Dongliang Chao, Changrong Zhu, Xinhui Xia, Jilei Liu, Xiao Zhang, Jin Wang, Pei Liang, Jianyi Lin, Hua Zhang, Ze Xiang Shen, Hong Jin Fan

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Nanoscale surface engineering is playing important role in enhancing the performance of battery electrode. VO2 is one of high-capacity but less-stable materials and has been used mostly in the form of powders for Li-ion battery cathode with mediocre performance. In this work, we design a new type of binder-free cathode by bottom-up growth of biface VO2 arrays directly on a graphene network for both high-performance Li-ion and Na-ion battery cathodes. More importantly, graphene quantum dots (GQDs) are coated onto the VO2 surfaces as a highly efficient surface "sensitizer" and protection to further boost the electrochemical properties. The integrated electrodes deliver a Na storage capacity of 306 mAh/g at 100 mA/g, and a capacity of more than 110 mAh/g after 1500 cycles at 18 A/g. Our result on Na-ion battery may pave the way to next generation postlithium batteries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)565-573
Number of pages9
JournalNano Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • graphene quantum dots
  • lithium ion battery
  • nanoarray electrodes
  • sodium ion battery
  • Vanadium oxides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering


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