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Bing Sun

Bio: Bing Sun is an academic researcher from University of Technology, Sydney. The author has contributed to research in topics: Cathode & Anode. The author has an hindex of 50, co-authored 140 publications receiving 7335 citations. Previous affiliations of Bing Sun include University of Wollongong & Jilin University.


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TL;DR: In this paper, a mesoporous MoS with a high surface area and narrow pore-size distribution is synthesized by a vacuum assisted impregnation route, achieving a high rate capacity of 608 mAh g at the discharge current of 10 A g (-15C).
Abstract: Highly ordered mesoporous MoS with a high surface area and narrow pore-size distribution is synthesized by a vacuum assisted impregnation route. The mesoporous MoS demonstrates an expanded d spacing of 0.66 nm. The mesoporous MoS electrode achieves an excellent high rate capacity of 608 mAh g at the discharge current of 10 A g (-15C), which places MoS as a viable next generation high power source for electric vehicles.

440 citations

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TL;DR: A Ni2P nanoarray catalyst grown on a commercial Ni foam substrate demonstrates an outstanding electrocatalytic activity and stability in basic electrolyte, and highlights that an aerophobic structure is essential to catalyze gas evolution for large-scale practical applications.
Abstract: The design of highly efficient non-noble-metal electrocatalysts for large-scale hydrogen production remains an ongoing challenge. We report here a Ni2P nanoarray catalyst grown on a commercial Ni foam substrate, which demonstrates an outstanding electrocatalytic activity and stability in basic electrolyte. The high catalytic activity can be attributed to the favorable electron transfer, superior intrinsic activity, and the intimate connection between the nanoarrays and their substrate. Moreover, the unique "superaerophobic" surface feature of the Ni2P nanoarrays enables a remarkable capability to withstand internal and external forces and release the in situ generated H2 bubbles in a timely manner at large current densities (such as >1000 mA cm-2) where the hydrogen evolution becomes vigorous. Our results highlight that an aerophobic structure is essential to catalyze gas evolution for large-scale practical applications.

353 citations

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Guoxiu Wang1, Bei Wang1, Jinsoo Park1, Ying Wang1, Bing Sun1, Jane Yao1 
01 Nov 2009-Carbon
TL;DR: Based on the measurement of FTIR spectra, the edge-to-face interaction between the graphene surface and aromatic rings of poly(sodium-4-styrenesulfonate) could be primarily responsible for producing exfoliation of the graphite electrode to graphene during electrolysis.

328 citations

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TL;DR: The synthesis of porous graphene with different pore size architectures as cathode catalysts for Li-O2 batteries exhibited significantly higher discharge capacities and it was discovered that addition of ruthenium (Ru) nanocrystals to porous graphene promotes the oxygen evolution reaction.
Abstract: The electrochemical performance of lithium-oxygen (Li-O2) batteries awaits dramatic improvement in the design of porous cathode electrodes with sufficient spaces to accommodate the discharge products and discovery of effective cathode catalysts to promote both oxygen reduction reactions and oxygen evolution reactions. Herein, we report the synthesis of porous graphene with different pore size architectures as cathode catalysts for Li-O2 batteries. Porous graphene materials exhibited significantly higher discharge capacities than that of nonporous graphene. Furthermore, porous graphene with pore diameter around 250 nm showed the highest discharge capacity among the porous graphene with the small pores (about 60 nm) and large pores (about 400 nm). Moreover, we discovered that addition of ruthenium (Ru) nanocrystals to porous graphene promotes the oxygen evolution reaction. The Ru nanocrystal-decorated porous graphene exhibited an excellent catalytic activity as cathodes in Li-O2 batteries with a high reversible capacity of 17,700 mA h g(-1), a low charge/discharge overpotential (about 0.355 V), and a long cycle life up to 200 cycles (under the curtaining capacity of 1000 mAh g(-1)). The novel porous graphene architecture inspires the development of high-performance Li-O2 batteries.

317 citations

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TL;DR: Mesoporous α-Fe2O3 materials were prepared in large quantity by the soft template synthesis method using the triblock copolymer surfactant F127 as the template as mentioned in this paper.
Abstract: Mesoporous α-Fe2O3 materials were prepared in large quantity by the soft template synthesis method using the triblock copolymer surfactant F127 as the template. Nitrogen adsorption−desorption isothermal measurements and transmission electron microscope observation revealed that the as-prepared mesoporous α-Fe2O3 nanostructures have large mesopores in a wide size range of 5−30 nm. It has been found that the Morin transition depends on thermal history of mesoporous α-Fe2O3, which is driven by surface anisotropy. Superparamagnetic behavior of mesoporous α-Fe2O3 is also associated with surface spins with blocking temperature around 50 K. When applied as gas sensors, mesoporous α-Fe2O3 nanostructures exhibited high gas sensitivity toward acetic acid and ethanol gas. As anodes in lithium ion cells, mesoporous α-Fe2O3 materials show a high specific capacity of 1360 mAh/g with excellent cycling stability and high rate capacity.

304 citations


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TL;DR: The unique advances on ultrathin 2D nanomaterials are introduced, followed by the description of their composition and crystal structures, and the assortments of their synthetic methods are summarized.
Abstract: Since the discovery of mechanically exfoliated graphene in 2004, research on ultrathin two-dimensional (2D) nanomaterials has grown exponentially in the fields of condensed matter physics, material science, chemistry, and nanotechnology. Highlighting their compelling physical, chemical, electronic, and optical properties, as well as their various potential applications, in this Review, we summarize the state-of-art progress on the ultrathin 2D nanomaterials with a particular emphasis on their recent advances. First, we introduce the unique advances on ultrathin 2D nanomaterials, followed by the description of their composition and crystal structures. The assortments of their synthetic methods are then summarized, including insights on their advantages and limitations, alongside some recommendations on suitable characterization techniques. We also discuss in detail the utilization of these ultrathin 2D nanomaterials for wide ranges of potential applications among the electronics/optoelectronics, electrocat...

3,628 citations

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TL;DR: Current research on materials is summarized and discussed and future directions for SIBs are proposed to provide important insights into scientific and practical issues in the development of S IBs.
Abstract: Energy production and storage technologies have attracted a great deal of attention for day-to-day applications. In recent decades, advances in lithium-ion battery (LIB) technology have improved living conditions around the globe. LIBs are used in most mobile electronic devices as well as in zero-emission electronic vehicles. However, there are increasing concerns regarding load leveling of renewable energy sources and the smart grid as well as the sustainability of lithium sources due to their limited availability and consequent expected price increase. Therefore, whether LIBs alone can satisfy the rising demand for small- and/or mid-to-large-format energy storage applications remains unclear. To mitigate these issues, recent research has focused on alternative energy storage systems. Sodium-ion batteries (SIBs) are considered as the best candidate power sources because sodium is widely available and exhibits similar chemistry to that of LIBs; therefore, SIBs are promising next-generation alternatives. Recently, sodiated layer transition metal oxides, phosphates and organic compounds have been introduced as cathode materials for SIBs. Simultaneously, recent developments have been facilitated by the use of select carbonaceous materials, transition metal oxides (or sulfides), and intermetallic and organic compounds as anodes for SIBs. Apart from electrode materials, suitable electrolytes, additives, and binders are equally important for the development of practical SIBs. Despite developments in electrode materials and other components, there remain several challenges, including cell design and electrode balancing, in the application of sodium ion cells. In this article, we summarize and discuss current research on materials and propose future directions for SIBs. This will provide important insights into scientific and practical issues in the development of SIBs.

3,009 citations

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TL;DR: The principles and methods of designing and optimizing electrolytes for ES performance and application are highlighted through a comprehensive analysis of the literature, and challenges in producing high-performing electrolytes are analyzed.
Abstract: Electrolytes have been identified as some of the most influential components in the performance of electrochemical supercapacitors (ESs), which include: electrical double-layer capacitors, pseudocapacitors and hybrid supercapacitors. This paper reviews recent progress in the research and development of ES electrolytes. The electrolytes are classified into several categories, including: aqueous, organic, ionic liquids, solid-state or quasi-solid-state, as well as redox-active electrolytes. Effects of electrolyte properties on ES performance are discussed in detail. The principles and methods of designing and optimizing electrolytes for ES performance and application are highlighted through a comprehensive analysis of the literature. Interaction among the electrolytes, electro-active materials and inactive components (current collectors, binders, and separators) is discussed. The challenges in producing high-performing electrolytes are analyzed. Several possible research directions to overcome these challenges are proposed for future efforts, with the main aim of improving ESs' energy density without sacrificing existing advantages (e.g., a high power density and a long cycle-life) (507 references).

2,480 citations