Energy Storage and Conversion Materials

​The performance of supercapacitors intimately depends on the electrode materials used. Compared to conventional materials, Two-dimensional (2D) nanomaterials with separated layer structures show much more advantages. 2D nanomaterials have a high specific surface area suitable for high double-layer capacitance and for high cargo loadings of other active nanoparticles. This feature makes them as an important family of promising supercapacitor materials. In my project, we aim to develop an effective method to synthesis 2D organic-inorganic hybrids by intercalation of conducting polymer into bulk transition metal oxides in high yield at a relatively low cost. The as-prepared functional composites will be used to fabricate supercapacitors with excellent energy density and cycling stability.

Key Publications

Jiayong Tang, Mengyuan Jin, Ping Yuan, et al. Large-area, ultrathin inorganic network coverages-graphene hierarchical electrodes for flexible, heat-resistant energy storage application. Advanced Energy Materials2016, 6, 1600146. 

Jiayong Tang, Ping Yuan, Chuanlin Cai, et al. Combining nature-inspired, graphene-wrapped flexible electrodes with nanocomposite polymer electrolyte for asymmetric capacitive energy storage. Advanced Energy Materials, 2016, 6, 1600813.

 Jiayong Tang, Peiqi Cao, Yanbao Fu, et al. Synthesis of a mesoporous manganese dioxide-graphene composite by a simple template-free strategy for high-performance supercapacitors. Acta Physico-Chimica Sinica2014, 30, 1876. 

Ping Yuan, Chuanlin Cai, Jiayong Tang, et al. Anion acceptors dioxaborinane contained in solid state polymer electrolyte: preparation, characterization, and DFT calculations. Advanced Functional Materials, 2016, 26, 5930. 

Chuanlin Cai, Ping Yuan, Jiayong Tang, et al. Ultrathin paper-like boron-doped carbon nanosheet electrodes combined with boron-enriched gel polymer electrolyte for high-performance energy storage. Journal of Materials Chemistry A2016, 4, 15589.

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New Electrode Materials for Rechargeable Batteries