Recently, Center for Carbon Nanomaterials, from the School of Materials Science and Engineering, made series break throughs in energy storage materials and devices. Related results have been published in Advanced Functional Materials(IF=16.84),Nano Energy(IF=16.602),Chemical Engineering Journal(IF=10.652), etc.First authors are Ph.D/Ms. Candidates from Center for Carbon Nanomaterials. First author affiliation of these works is Shandong University.
Targeted on stable and dendrite-free metal batteries, Ph.D. candidate Wei Chuanliang reviewed various strategies developed for the utilization of 2D Mxene to overcome these inherent issues to achieve stable and dendrite-free anodes, such as Mxene-based host design, designing metalphilic Mxene-based substrates, modifying the metal surface with Mxene, constructing Mxene arrays, and decorating separators or electrolytes with MXene. Perspective and outlooks for future research are also proposed. This work entitled “Recent Advances of Emerging 2D MXene for Stable and Dendrite‐Free Metal Anodes” was published in Advanced Functional Materials(DOI: 10.1002/adfm.202004613).
Anode-free batteries are emerging and have attracted great attention due to their high theoretical energy density, simplified structure and minimizing cost. Ph.D candidate Tian Yuan reviewed the state-of-art, problems encountered currently, and perspectives and possible developing direction in the future and published in Nano Energy entitled “Recently advances and perspectives of anode-free rechargeable batteries” (DOI: 10.1016/j.nanoen.2020.105344).
Low Coulombic efficiency and safety issues caused by Li dendrites growth severely hamper its practical application. Ph.D candidate Tian Yuan construct an ultrafine TiO2 confined in 3D freestanding carbon paper by one-step green in-situ oxidation of Ti3C2Tx MXene film with greenhouse gas CO2. This strategy can synergistically induce uniform Li deposition and buffer the volume changes during lithium striping and deposition, which ensure improved performance. This work was published in Chemical Engineering Journal（DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2020.126836）with title of “Stable and dendrite-free lithium metal anodes enabled by carbon paper incorporated with ultrafine lithiophilic TiO2 derived from MXene and carbon dioxide”.
Meanwhile, up to now, Center for Carbon Nanomaterials has published 10 papers with impact factor of higher than 10, including one in Advanced Functional Materials(IF=16.84) two in Nano Energy (IF=16.602), four in Energy Storage Materials(IF=16.28), and three in Chemical Engineering Journal(IF=10.652).
Center for Carbon Nanomaterials was established in 2014. Now the center has 8 researchers, 37 graduate students, and already graduated 6 PhD and 21 master students.Now this center has equipment platform valued of around 15 million RMB and published more than 200 SCI papers within 5 years.
These work was supported by grants from the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the State Key Program of National Natural Science of China, Shandong Provincial Science and Technology Key Project, taishan Scholars Program of Shandong Province and the Young Scholars Program of Shandong University.
The links of papers：https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nanoen.2020.105344
The link of Center for Carbon Nanomaterials: http://www.erccn.sdu.edu.cn/
Written by: Han Guifang
Edited by: Che Huiqing