Metal–organic framework derived hierarchical porous TiO2 nanopills as a super stable anode for Na-ion batteries

Huan Li, Zhiguo Zhang, Xiao Huang, Tongbin Lan, Mingdeng Wei, Tingli Ma

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Hierarchical porous TiO2 nanopills were synthesized using a titanium metal-organic framework MIL-125(Ti) as precursor. The as-synthesized TiO2 nanopills owned a large specific surface area of 102 m2/g and unique porous structure. Furthermore, the obtained TiO2 nanopills were applied as anode materials for Na-ion batteries for the first time. The as-synthesized TiO2 nanopills achieved a high discharge capacity of 196.4 mAh/g at a current density of 0.1 A/g. A discharge capacity of 115.9 mAh/g was obtained at a high current density of 0.5 A/g and the capacity retention was remained as high as 90% even after 3000 cycles. The excellent electrochemical performance can be attributed to its unique hierarchical porous feature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)667-672
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Energy Chemistry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2017
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Energy (miscellaneous)
  • Electrochemistry


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