Electrochemical investigation of MoTe2/rGO composite materials for sodium-ion battery application

Manas Ranjan Panda, K. Anish Raj, Ananta Sarkar, Qiaoliang Bao, Sagar Mitra

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2D layered materials are found to be promising anode materials for renewable energy storage devices like sodium and Li-ion batteries and have become attractive options due to their high specific capacity, abundance and low cost. In this work, we synthesized 2D MoTe2 layers embedded in reduced graphene oxide (rGO) anode material for sodium-ion battery applications. 2D MoTe2 was prepared by a solid-state reaction in vacuum at a temperature of 800°C. The prepared composite material MoTe2/rGO showed excellent electrochemical performance against the sodium metal. The discharge capacity of MoTe2/rGO was observed to be 280 mAh g-1 at a current rate of 1.0 A g-1 for 100 cycles. rGO plays an important role in embedding the MoTe2 structure, thus improving the electrical and mechanical properties, leading to a superior cycling stability and excellent electrochemical performances of MoTe2 for sodium-ion battery applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion and Storage Applications, NECSA 2018
EditorsAbhijit Ray, Ranjan Pati, Indrajit Mukhopadhyay
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780735416666
Publication statusPublished - 11 May 2018
EventInternational Conference on Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion and Storage Applications 2018 - Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India
Duration: 29 Jan 201831 Jan 2018
Conference number: 1st
https://aip.scitation.org/toc/apc/1961/1 (Proceedings)

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


ConferenceInternational Conference on Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion and Storage Applications 2018
Abbreviated titleNECSA 2018
CityGandhinagar, Gujarat
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