, Volume 25, Issue 9, pp 4119–4128 | Cite as

Facile synthesis of MoS2@TiNb2O7 nanocomposite anode materials with superior electrochemical performance for Li-ion batteries

  • Yueqiu GongEmail author
  • Hongyi Chen
  • Lunjun Gong
  • Shuhong Xie
Original Paper


Novel hierarchical MoS2@TiNb2O7 (MS@TNO) hetero-nanostructures consisted of TiNb2O7 nanorods and ultrathin MoS2 nanosheets were successfully synthesized by simple sol-gel/hydrothermal processes. The synergistic effects of the two constituents benefited to the lithium-ion transport kinetics of the MS@TNO hetero-nanostructure for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs). In the potential range of 0.01~3.00 V vs. Li/Li+, the MS@TNO-based LIBs exhibited high capacities of 925 and 771 mAh g−1 after 50 and 200 cycles at a current density of 0.5 A g−1, respectively, and excellent rate performance of 579 mAh g−1 at 4 A g−1. The obtained anode materials exhibited excellent electrochemical performance with superior reversible capacity, rate capability, and cyclic stability. The outstanding electrochemical property of 3D MS@TNO hetero-nanostructures allows their application in high-performance anode materials for next-generation LIBs.


MoS2@TiNb2O7 hetero-nanostructures Electrochemical performance Lithium-ion battery anode 


Funding information

The authors acknowledge financial support from the NSF of China (Grant Nos. 11772286 and 11627801).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yueqiu Gong
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  • Hongyi Chen
    • 1
  • Lunjun Gong
    • 1
    • 2
  • Shuhong Xie
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Materials Science and EngineeringXiangtan UniversityXiangtanChina
  2. 2.Hunan Provincial Key Laboratory of Thin Film Materials and Devices, School of Material Sciences and EngineeringXiangtan UniversityXiangtanChina
  3. 3.Key Laboratory of Low-Dimensional Materials and Application TechnologyXiangtan UniversityXiangtanChina

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