High-performance sodium-ion hybrid capacitors based on an interlayer-expanded MoS2/rGO composite: surpassing the performance of lithium-ion capacitors in a uniform system

Changzhen Zhan, Wei Liu, Mingxiang Hu, Qinghua Liang, Xiaoliang Yu, Yang Shen, Ruitao Lv, Feiyu Kang, Zheng Hong Huang

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Hybrid supercapacitors (HSCs) are novel, promising devices having features of both batteries and supercapacitors. Herein, we report HSCs (Li-HSC and Na-HSC in a uniform system) based on an interlayer-expanded MoS2/rGO composite that show ultrahigh energy density and power density as well as superior cycle stability. The 3D network-structured interlayer-expanded MoS2/rGO nanocomposite (3D-IEMoS2@G) was synthesized and employed as the anode. Because the 3D architecture of the graphene skeleton frame delivered sufficient charges and the highly interlayer-expanded MoS2 achieved fast ion diffusion, the as-prepared composite exhibited excellent performance as the anode material for both LIBs and SIBs (1600 mAh g 1 at 100 mA g−1 for the LIB; 580 mAh g−1 at 100 mAh g−1 and 320 mAh g−1 at a high current density of 10 A g−1). When paired with nitrogen-doped hierarchically porous 3D graphene (N-3DG), the obtained Na-HSC surpassed Li-HSC in a uniform system, showing an excellent performance of 140 Wh kg 1 at 630 W kg 1, 43 Wh kg 1 at an ultrahigh power density of 103 kW kg 1 (charge finished within 1.5 s) and no distinct capacity attenuation after over 10000 cycles. Thus, a quantitative kinetic analysis was performed to understand the synergistic effect of the two electrodes and the resulting effect of ions in the hybrid supercapacitors and to further pave a general path for fabricating high-performance HSCs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)775-787
Number of pages13
JournalNPG Asia Materials
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2018
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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