Binder-Free Electrodes Derived from Interlayer-Expanded MoS2 Nanosheets on Carbon Cloth with a 3D Porous Structure for Lithium Storage

Yan Han, Manjunath Chatti, Yu Ge, Caiyun Wang, Yunfeng Chao, Alexandr N. Simonov, Gordon G. Wallace

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Anchoring nanostructured MoS2 on a conductive carbon substrate is an effective approach to produce flexible binder-free electrodes for energy storage applications. However, they are commonly fabricated through time-consuming hydrothermal reactions. Herein, MoS2 nanosheet arrays grown on a flexible carbon fiber cloth (CC) have been synthesized within 2 h by using a microwave-assisted method. These vertically aligned MoS2 nanosheets with expanded interlayer spacing of approximately 1 nm densely cover the support surface and form an interconnected network with significant void space. When employed as anodes for lithium-ion batteries, the microwave-synthesized binder-free MoS2/CC composites exhibit a high areal capacity of 2.5 mAh cm−2 at 0.15 mA cm−2, excellent cycle performance, and good rate capability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2338-2343
Number of pages6
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2019


  • carbon fiber cloth
  • flexible electrodes
  • lithium-ion batteries
  • microwave-assisted synthesis
  • molybdenum disulfide

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