Remarkable Enhancement in Sodium-Ion Kinetics of NaFe 2 (CN) 6 by Chemical Bonding with Graphene

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Small Methods, ISSN: 2366-9608, Vol: 2, Issue: 4

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Li, Weijie; Han, Chao; Xia, Qingbing; Zhang, Kai; Chou, Shulei; Kang, Yong-Mook; Wang, Jiazhao; Liu, Hua-Kun; Dou, Shi Xue
Engineering; Physical Sciences and Mathematics
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Hexacyanoferrate (Prussian blue, PB)/reduced graphene oxide (PB-RGO) composites with a synergistic structure (graphene/PB/graphene) and a chemical bond are fabricated using a facile one-step method that does not require any external chemical reducing agent. Here, Na4Fe(CN)6 is decomposed in an acidic solution to produce Fe2+ ions, which anchor onto the electronegative graphene oxide (GO) layers by electrostatic interaction and then reduce the GO. The formation of an FeOC chemical bond in the composite results in an excellent rate capability of the PB-RGO composite at room temperature, delivering capacities of 78.1, 68.9, and 46.0 mAh g−1 even at the high rates of 10, 20, and 50 C, with a capacity retention of 70.2%, 63.4%, and 41.0%, respectively. The composite also shows an unprecedentedly outstanding cycling stability, retaining ≈90% of the initial capacity after 600 cycles.