Nanostructure-induced performance degradation of WO 3 ·nH 2 O for energy conversion and storage devices

Zhenyin Hai, Mohammad Karbalaei Akbari, Zihan Wei, Danfeng Cui, Chenyang Xue, Hongyan Xu, Philippe M. Heynderickx, Francis Verpoort, Serge Zhuiykov

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Although 2D layered nanomaterials have been intensively investigated towards their application in energy conversion and storage devices, their disadvantages have rarely been explored so far especially compared to their 3D counterparts. Herein, WO 3 ·nH 2 O (n = 0, 1, 2), as the most common and important electrochemical and electrochromic active nanomaterial, is synthesized in 3D and 2D structures through a facile hydrothermal method, and the disadvantages of the corresponding 2D structures are examined. The weakness of 2D WWO 3 ·nH 2 O originates from its layered structure. X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy analyses of as-grown WO3·nH2O samples suggest a structural transition from 2D to 3D upon temperature increase. 2D WO 3 ·nH 2 O easily generates structural instabilities by 2D intercalation, resulting in a faster performance degradation, due to its weak interlayer van der Waals forces, even though it outranks the 3D network structure in terms of improved electronic properties. The structural transformation of 2D layered WO 3 ·nH 2 O into 3D nanostructures is observed via ex situ Raman measurements under electrochemical cycling experiments. The proposed degradation mechanism is confirmed by the morphology changes. The work provides strong ev idence for and in-depth understanding of the weakness of 2D layered nanomaterials and paves the way for further interlayer reinforcement, especially for 2D layered transition metal oxides.

Язык оригиналаАнглийский
Страницы (с-по)2845-2854
Число страниц10
ЖурналBeilstein Journal of Nanotechnology
Том9
Номер выпуска1
DOI
СостояниеОпубликовано - 1 янв 2018

Отпечаток

energy conversion
energy storage
Energy conversion
Nanostructured materials
Energy storage
interlayers
Nanostructures
degradation
Degradation
Van der Waals forces
reinforcement
intercalation
metal oxides
transition metals
Intercalation
Electronic properties
Oxides
cycles
scanning electron microscopy
Transition metals

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Nanostructure-induced performance degradation of WO 3 ·nH 2 O for energy conversion and storage devices. / Hai, Zhenyin; Akbari, Mohammad Karbalaei; Wei, Zihan; Cui, Danfeng; Xue, Chenyang; Xu, Hongyan; Heynderickx, Philippe M.; Verpoort, Francis; Zhuiykov, Serge.

В: Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology, Том 9, № 1, 01.01.2018, стр. 2845-2854.

Результат исследований: Материалы для журналаСтатья

Hai, Z, Akbari, MK, Wei, Z, Cui, D, Xue, C, Xu, H, Heynderickx, PM, Verpoort, F & Zhuiykov, S 2018, 'Nanostructure-induced performance degradation of WO 3 ·nH 2 O for energy conversion and storage devices', Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology, том. 9, № 1, стр. 2845-2854. https://doi.org/10.3762/bjnano.9.265
Hai, Zhenyin ; Akbari, Mohammad Karbalaei ; Wei, Zihan ; Cui, Danfeng ; Xue, Chenyang ; Xu, Hongyan ; Heynderickx, Philippe M. ; Verpoort, Francis ; Zhuiykov, Serge. / Nanostructure-induced performance degradation of WO 3 ·nH 2 O for energy conversion and storage devices. В: Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology. 2018 ; Том 9, № 1. стр. 2845-2854.
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