Chaoji Chen

  • Citations Per Year
Learn More
Sodium-ion batteries are emerging as a highly promising technology for large-scale energy storage applications. However, it remains a significant challenge to develop an anode with superior long-term cycling stability and high-rate capability. Here we demonstrate that the Na(+) intercalation pseudocapacitance in TiO2/graphene nanocomposites enables(More)
A flexible membrane consisting of MoS2/carbon nanofibers has been fabricated by a simple electrospinning method. MoS2 nanosheets are uniformly encapsulated in the inter-connected carbon nanofibers with diameters of ~150 nm. When evaluated as a binder-free electrode for sodium-ion batteries, the as-obtained electrode demonstrates high performances, including(More)
Flexible power sources have shown great promise in next-generation bendable, implantable, and wearable electronic systems. Here, flexible and binder-free electrodes of Na3V2(PO4)3/reduced graphene oxide (NVP/rGO) and Sb/rGO nanocomposites for sodium-ion batteries are reported. The Sb/rGO and NVP/rGO paper electrodes with high flexibility and tailorability(More)
BiOI nanosheets are easily synthesized by direct thermal treatment of commercial BiI3 powder, serving as a novel anode material for lithium-ion batteries. A high volumetric capacity of ∼5678 mA h cm(-3) was achieved. This work demonstrates that the BiOI nanosheets hold great promise as high-energy anode material for lithium-ion batteries.
Using solar energy to generate steam is a clean and sustainable approach to addressing the issue of water shortage. The current challenge for solar steam generation is to develop easy-to-manufacture and scalable methods which can convert solar irradiation into exploitable thermal energy with high efficiency. Although various material and structure designs(More)
Novel three-dimensional (3D) hierarchical Nb3O7(OH) nanostructures with a sheaf-like nanoarchitecture were fabricated for the first time by a hydrothermal process. Interestingly, the nanosheafs are composed of nanorods with an average diameter of about 25 nm. The as-prepared 3D hierarchical nanostructures possess a high surface area of 77 m(2) g(-1) with(More)
For the first time, hierarchically porous carbon materials with a sandwich-like structure are synthesized through a facile and efficient tri-template approach. The hierarchically porous microstructures consist of abundant macropores and numerous micropores embedded into the crosslinked mesoporous walls. As a result, the obtained carbon material with a(More)
A unique hybrid, TiO2-B nanosheets/anatase nanocrystals co-anchored on nanoporous graphene sheets, can be synthesized by a facile microwave-induced in situ reduction-hydrolysis route. The as-formed nanohybrid has a hierarchically porous structure, involving both mesopores of approximately 4 nm and meso-/macropores of 30-60 nm in the graphene sheets, and a(More)
Room-temperature Na ion batteries (NIBs) have attracted great attention because of the widely available, abundant sodium resources and potentially low cost. Currently, the challenge of the NIB development is due primarily to the lack of a high-performance anode, while the Na metal anode holds great promise considering its highest specific capacity of 1165(More)
Solar steam generation with subsequent steam recondensation has been regarded as one of the most promising techniques to utilize the abundant solar energy and sea water or other unpurified water through water purification, desalination, and distillation. Although tremendous efforts have been dedicated to developing high-efficiency solar steam generation(More)