MoS2-on-MXene Heterostructures as Highly Reversible Anode Materials for Lithium-Ion Batteries

Chi Chen, Xiuqiang Xie, Babak Anasori, Asya Sarycheva, Taron Makaryan, Mengqiang Zhao, Patrick Urbankowski, Ling Miao, Jianjun Jiang, Yury Gogotsi

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Two-dimensional (2D) heterostructured materials, combining the collective advantages of individual building blocks and synergistic properties, have spurred great interest as a new paradigm in materials science. The family of 2D transition-metal carbides and nitrides, MXenes, has emerged as an attractive platform to construct functional materials with enhanced performance for diverse applications. Here, we synthesized 2D MoS2-on-MXene heterostructures through in situ sulfidation of Mo2TiC2Tx MXene. The computational results show that MoS2-on-MXene heterostructures have metallic properties. Moreover, the presence of MXene leads to enhanced Li and Li2S adsorption during the intercalation and conversion reactions. These characteristics render the as-prepared MoS2-on-MXene heterostructures stable Li-ion storage performance. This work paves the way to use MXene to construct 2D heterostructures for energy storage applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1846-1850
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number7
StatePublished - Feb 12 2018
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


  • MXenes
  • density functional theory
  • heterostructures
  • lithium-ion batteries
  • molybdenum disulfide


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