主 题：New 2D electrodes for Li/Na ion battery applications
主讲人：Qingyu Yan 副教授 (新加坡南洋理工大学)
Li ion/Na batteries has shown great promises in various energy related applications. The performance of these energy storage devices can improved with strategized design and preparation of the electrode materials. We carried out works on growth of 2D structured cathode/anode material, including LiMPO4 (M=Fe, Ni, Co, Mn) and MPO4, and few layered black phosphorus by wet chemical processes. This type of materials is typical thin sheet structure with thickness of 2-5 nm and show promising Li/Na storage properties. For Olivine-type LiMPO4 (M = Fe, Mn, Co, Ni), we develop a liquid-phase exfoliation approach combined with solvothermal lithiation process in high-pressure high-temperature (HPHT) supercritical fluids for the fabrication of ultrathin LiMPO4 nanosheets (thickness: 3.7-4.6 nm) with exposed (010) surface facets. The diffusion of Li along  direction is particularly tuned through the thickness of the nanosheet due to the crystal orientation, which fasten the diffusion process. For MPO4, we prepared ultra-thin two-dimensional (2D) nanoflakes, including FePO4, Mn3(PO4)2 and Co3(PO4)2, with highly ordered mesoporous structures in non-polar solvent. It is found that the as-obtained nanoflakes with thickness of ~3.7 nm are constructed from a single layer of parallel-packed pore channels. When tested as cathodes for lithium ion battery, they exhibits excellent stability and high rate capabilities. We also synthesis of few layered black phosphorus nanosheets through diferent methods and study their Li/Na storage properties. Especially, we try to improve their chemical stability by forming composite structures with the aid of spark plasma sintering (SPS) process. It shows that excellent air stability of SPS-processed black phosphorus can be achieved over the 60 days observation in maintaining its high Li storage properties.
Qingyu Yan，本科毕业于南京大学，现任南洋理工大学材料科学与工程学院副教授，主要研究储能材料和高效率半导体材料，近五年在Nano Energy, Small, Chemistry of Materials, Advanced Energy Materials 等期刊上发表论文200余篇。其中总引用次数10277次，h-index: 52。
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