Sodium-ion storage performances of MoS2 nanocrystals coated with N-doped carbon synthesized by flame spray pyrolysis

Ju Hyeong Kim, Jin Koo Kim, Yun Chan Kang

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Transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs) are receiving significant research interest as anode materials for sodium-ion batteries (SIBs). In light of this, vigorous efforts have been devoted to the nano-manufacturing of TMDC-based materials, as they promote better electrochemical performances. Simultaneously, effective production strategies of TMDC-based nanomaterials have been widely explored. Here, we report the facile synthesis of MoS2 nanoparticles coated with N-doped carbon shells (MoS2@NC) for SIB anodes. Flame-spray pyrolysis was employed to produce MoO3 nanoparticles, which were then transformed into MoS2 nanoparticles by a sulfidation process and coated with N-doped carbon shells by dopamine polymerization and carbonization. Benefiting from enhanced structural robustness and electrical conductivity as a result of the uniform N-doped carbon coating, the resulting MoS2@NC exhibits superior sodium-ion storage performance compared with that of bare MoS2 nanoparticles. The proposed strategy is expected to provide new methodologies for the facile synthesis of various metal-chalcogenide/carbon composite nanoparticles for energy storage applications.

Original languageEnglish
Article number146470
JournalApplied Surface Science
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Sept 1

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  • Energy storage materials
  • Flame spray pyrolysis
  • N-doped carbon
  • Sodium-ion batteries
  • Transition metal dichalcogenides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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