Manganese oxides/N-doped carbon particles with high capacity retention for aqueous rechargeable zinc battery

  • Dong-Shuai Li
  • Shan Wu
  • Yi-Fan Wang
  • Ming Sun
  • Wei-Liang LiuEmail author
  • Man-Man Ren
  • Fan-Gong KongEmail author
  • Shou-Juan Wang
  • Xin-Qiang Wang
Research Paper


Manganese dioxide as the electrode for aqueous zinc-ion batteries (AZIBs) is influenced by the material dissolution. Herein, β-MnO2/N-doped carbon matrix (NCm) or Mn5O8/NCm composites were fabricated by effective synthesis process using polyaniline (PANI) as carbon/nitrogen sources. The conductive N-doped carbon layer was tied to β-MnO2, which increased the electrical conductivity of the β-MnO2 nanorod. At current densities of 200 mA g−1, the β-MnO2/NCm electrode delivered a higher discharge capacity of 331 mAh g−1 comparing with 185 mAh g−1 for the pure β-MnO2 electrode. Besides, the Mn5O8/NCm electrode could provide a discharge capacity of 266 mAh g−1. Therefore, the approach in this study may pave the way on preparing manganese oxides/NCm materials for AZIBs.


Manganese oxide N-doped Cathode materials Capacity retention Mild aqueous electrolyte Energy storage 


Funding information

The work described in this paper was supported by Shandong Province Natural Science Foundation (ZR2012EMM009, ZR2013EMQ005 and ZR2018MEM012), the Foundation of Key Laboratory of Pulp and Paper Science and Technology of Ministry of Education/Shandong Province of China (No. KF201602), the Scientific Research Foundation for the Returned Overseas Scholars in Jinan (20100406), National Training Program of Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Undergraduates (201610431033 and 201810431008), and National Natural Science Foundations of China (31570566, 31500489, 51372140, 51303086, 51403111, 51503107, and 51172130).

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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Materials Science and Engineering, Key Laboratory of Amorphous and Polycrystalline Materials, Key Laboratory of Processing and Testing Technology of Glass Functional Ceramics of Shandong ProvinceQilu University of Technology (Shandong Academy of Sciences)JinanPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.State Key Laboratory of Biobased Material and Green Papermaking, Key Laboratory of Pulp & Paper Science and Technology of Shandong Province/Ministry of EducationQilu University of Technology (Shandong Academy of Sciences)JinanPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.State Key Laboratory of Crystal MaterialsShandong UniversityJinanPeople’s Republic of China

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