Superior rate capabilities of SnS nanosheet electrodes for Li ion batteries

Jin Gu Kang, Jae Gwan Park, Dong Wan Kim

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We report on the self-supported, two-dimensional (2D) SnS nanosheets electrode directly grown on metallic current collectors via non-catalytic and template-free, vapor transport synthetic route. The self-supported SnS nanosheets electrode demonstrates good cycling performance and superior rate capabilities: a capacity of ∼380 mAh g-1 even at 20C rate (after charging for 3 min), larger than the theoretical capacity of the carbon-based electrodes currently used in commercial Li ion batteries. The origin of such an improvement in the long-term cycle stability and electronic/ionic transport kinetics, is understood by means of various microscopic investigation as well as unique characteristics of self-supported nanostructuring strategy itself.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)307-310
Number of pages4
JournalElectrochemistry Communications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Feb
Externally publishedYes


  • Li ion batteries
  • Pulsed laser deposition
  • Rate capabilities
  • Self-supported nanostructuring
  • SnS nanosheets

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrochemistry


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