Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 51, Issue 15, pp 7355–7360 | Cite as

Monolayer black phosphorus as potential anode materials for Mg-ion batteries

  • Wei Jin
  • Zhiguo Wang
  • Y. Q. Fu
Original Paper


Adsorption and diffusion of Mg atom on the monolayer black phosphorus (P) and its structural stability with the increasing Mg concentrations were investigated using density functional theory. The adsorption energy was −1.09 eV for the Mg adsorbed on the monolayer black P. The Mg ions showed an anisotropic diffusion behavior on the monolayer black P with diffusion barriers of 0.08 and 0.57 eV along the zigzag and armchair directions, respectively. The monolayer of black P can keep the lattice structure stable forming as the Mg0.5P. These results proved that the monolayer black P can be used as a potential anode for Mg-ion batteries.


MoS2 Adsorption Energy Formation Energy Anode Material Zigzag Direction 
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This work was financially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (11474047). Funding support from the UoA and CAPEX from Northumbria University at Newcastle, and Royal academy of Engineering UK-Research Exchange with China and India is acknowledged. This work was carried out at National Supercomputer Center in Tianjin, and the calculations were performed on TianHe-1(A).


This study was funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China (11474047) and Royal academy of Engineering UK-Research Exchange with China and India.

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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 Physical ElectronicsUniversity of Electronic Science and Technology of ChinaChengduPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Department of Physics and Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and EnvironmentUniversity of NorthumbriaNewcastle upon TyneUK

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