MoTe2, A novel anode material for sodium ion battery

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

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2D layered transition metal dichalcogenides are considered as a potential anode for sodium-ion batteries due to their high specific capacity, structural stability and its well-developed two-dimensional layers. 2D layered structure Molybdenum ditelluride (MoTe2) provides a superior Na-ion storage properties in sodium ion battery due to its comparative more interlayer spacing (0.699 nm). In the current study MoTe2 polycrystalline powder sample has been prepared by solid state reaction process, the structural and morphological studies have been carried out by XRD, FE-SEM and EDS etc. XRD study revealsthe well crystalline structure of the material having hexagonal structure. FE-SEM and EDS studies depict the uniformflakes like structure of the material. When it is tested as sodium-ion battery anode by applying a potential window 0.1-2.5 V, the material demonstrates a high capacity and high power performances. The as prepared MoTe2 shows an initial discharge capacity of 376 mA h g-1 and a corresponding discharge capacity of 303 mA h g-1 after the 50th cycle at a current density of 500 mA g-1.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDAE Solid State Physics Symposium 2017
EditorsAmitabh Das, Surendra Singh, Arup Biswas
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics
ISBN (Electronic)9780735416345
Publication statusPublished - 10 Apr 2018
EventDAE Solid State Physics Symposium 2017 - Anushaktinagar, Mumbai, India
Duration: 26 Dec 201730 Dec 2017
Conference number: 62nd


ConferenceDAE Solid State Physics Symposium 2017
CityAnushaktinagar, Mumbai

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Panda, M. R., Anish, R. K., Bao, Q., & Mitra, S. (2018). MoTe2, A novel anode material for sodium ion battery. In A. Das, S. Singh, & A. Biswas (Eds.), DAE Solid State Physics Symposium 2017 (Vol. 1942). [140078] American Institute of Physics.