Layered 2H-MoTe2: a novel anode material for lithium-ion batteries

Manas Ranjan Panda, Supriya Sau, Qiaoliang Bao, Mainak Majumder, Sagar Mitra

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Transition metal dichalcogenides with well-developed two-dimensional layers and high structural stability provide superior Li+ storage property in lithium-ion batteries (LIBs). For this study, the MoTe2 polycrystalline powder sample is prepared using a facile solid-state route. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) along with selected area diffraction (SAD) patterns, Field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM) combined with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX) have been performed to obtain crystallographic, morphological, and chemical information of the as-prepared MoTe2 powder. SAD patterns and the high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) study reveal the well-developed crystalline layered structure of the MoTe2 powder. The as-prepared MoTe2 electrode showed an initial specific discharge capacity of ~ 452 mAh g-1 versus lithium metal and a corresponding specific discharge capacity of ~ 279 mAh g-1 is achieved after 40 cycles at 1.0 A g-1 current density.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaterials Today: Proceedings
PublisherScience Direct
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2022
EventInternational Virtual Conference on Advanced Nanomaterials and Applications 2020 - Vellore, India
Duration: 17 Jul 202019 Jul 2020

Publication series

NameMaterials Today: Proceedings
NumberPart 1
ISSN (Print)2214-7853


ConferenceInternational Virtual Conference on Advanced Nanomaterials and Applications 2020
Abbreviated titleVCAN 2020


  • 2D layered materials
  • Anode
  • Lithium-ion battery
  • MoTe

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