Titanium Oxynitride Nanoparticles Anchored on Carbon Nanotubes as Energy Storage Materials

Litao Yan, Gen Chen, Shuai Tan, Meng Zhou, Guifu Zou, Shuguang Deng, Sergei Smirnov, Hongmei Luo

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Abstract

Sub-8 nm titanium oxynitride (TiON) nanoparticles were uniformly formed on the surface of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) by annealing amorphous TiO2 (a-TiO2) conformally coated CNTs (CNTs/a-TiO2) at 600 °C in ammonia gas. The novel CNTs/TiON nanocomposite was systematically characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), high-resolution transmission electron microscopy imaging (HRTEM), scanning transmission electron microscopy-energy dispersive spectroscopy (STEM-EDX), and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). The results show that Ti, O, and N are homogeneously distributed in TiON nanoparticles. The specific capacitance of CNTs/TiON exhibits 187 F g-1 at a current density of 0.5 A g-1, which is much higher than that of CNTs (33.4 F g-1) and CNTs/TiO2 (83.4 F g-1) obtained by annealing CNTs/a-TiO2 at 450 °C in nitrogen gas. CNTs/TiON also exhibits enhanced cycle durability, which enables it to be considered as a promising candidate for supercapacitors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)24212-24217
Number of pages6
JournalACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Volume7
Issue number43
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 4 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Carbon Nanotubes
Titanium
Energy storage
Carbon nanotubes
Nanoparticles
Energy dispersive spectroscopy
Gases
Annealing
High resolution transmission electron microscopy
Ammonia
Nanocomposites
Durability
Current density
Capacitance
Nitrogen
X ray photoelectron spectroscopy
Transmission electron microscopy
Imaging techniques
X ray diffraction
Scanning electron microscopy

Keywords

  • carbon nanotubes
  • conformal coating
  • electrochemical performance
  • supercapacitor
  • titanium oxynitride

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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Titanium Oxynitride Nanoparticles Anchored on Carbon Nanotubes as Energy Storage Materials. / Yan, Litao; Chen, Gen; Tan, Shuai; Zhou, Meng; Zou, Guifu; Deng, Shuguang; Smirnov, Sergei; Luo, Hongmei.

In: ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, Vol. 7, No. 43, 04.11.2015, p. 24212-24217.

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Yan, Litao ; Chen, Gen ; Tan, Shuai ; Zhou, Meng ; Zou, Guifu ; Deng, Shuguang ; Smirnov, Sergei ; Luo, Hongmei. / Titanium Oxynitride Nanoparticles Anchored on Carbon Nanotubes as Energy Storage Materials. In: ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. 2015 ; Vol. 7, No. 43. pp. 24212-24217.
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