Few-layered ReS2 nanosheets vertically aligned on reduced graphene oxide for superior lithium and sodium storage

Sheng Liu, Yan Liu, Wanwan Lei, Xin Zhou, Kang Xu, Qiquan Qiao, Wen Hua Zhang

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We have exploited an efficient electrostatic attraction strategy to fabricate hybrid 2D-2D heterostructures consisting of few-layered ReS2 nanosheets chemically anchored on both sides of reduced graphene oxide in vertical orientation (v-ReS2/rGO) via a one-pot hydrothermal approach. The additive hydroxylamine hydrochloride plays a critical role in reversing the negatively charged pristine rGO to positively charged rGO, which favors the electrostatic attraction of ReO4 - and facilitates the subsequent growth of the few-layered ReS2 nanosheets perpendicular to the rGO substrates, where ReS2 nanosheets present a thickness of ∼3.7 nm and a height of ∼50 nm relative to the rGO scaffold. Due to the synergistic effects of the elegant 2D-2D nano-hierarchy created on graphene, the resulting v-ReS2/rGO nanocomposite exhibits reversible lithium and sodium storage with excellent specific capacity and rate capability at low potentials, making such 2D-2D materials promising candidates as anode hosts in alkali ion batteries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)20267-20276
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry A
Issue number41
StatePublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Materials Science(all)


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