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Nano Research

Article Title

A review on synthesis of graphene, h-BN and MoS2 for energy storage applications: Recent progress and perspectives

Authors

Rajesh Kumar, Department of Electrical and Electronic Information Engineering, Toyohashi University of Technology, 1-1 Hibarigaoka, Tempaku-cho, Toyohashi, Aichi 441-8580, Japan
Sumanta Sahoo, Department of Applied Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology (ISM), Dhanbad, 826004, Jharkhand, India
Ednan Joanni, Centre for Information Technology Renato Archer (CTI), Campinas 13069-901, Brazil
Rajesh Kumar Singh, School of Physical and Material Sciences, Central University of Himachal Pradesh (CUHP), Kangra, Dharamshala 176215, HP, India
Ram Manohar Yadav, Department of Physics, VSSD College, Kanpur 208002, India
Rajiv Kumar Verma, International College, Osaka University, 1-2 Machikaneyamacho, Toyonaka-shi, Osaka 560-0043, Japan
Dinesh Pratap Singh, Department of Physics and Millennium Institute for Research in Optics (MIRO), University of Santiago, Avenida Ecuador 3493, Estacion Central, Santiago 9170124, Chile
Wai Kian Tan, Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Toyohashi University of Technology, 1-1 Hibarigaoka, Tempaku-cho, Toyohashi, Aichi 441-8580, Japan
Angel Pérez del Pino, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Barcelona, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (ICMAB-CSIC), Campus UAB, Bellaterra, 08193 Barcelona, Spain
Stanislav A. Moshkalev, Centre for Semiconductor Components and Nanotechnology (CCS Nano), University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas 13083-870, Brazil
Atsunori Matsuda, Department of Electrical and Electronic Information Engineering, Toyohashi University of Technology, 1-1 Hibarigaoka, Tempaku-cho, Toyohashi, Aichi 441-8580, Japan

Keywords

graphene, inorganic layered materials, hierarchical structures, energy storage, supercapacitor, battery

Abstract

The significance of graphene and its two-dimensional (2D) analogous inorganic layered materials especially as hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) and molybdenum disulphide (MoS2) for “clean energy” applications became apparent over the last few years due to their extraordinary properties. In this review article we study the current progress and selected challenges in the syntheses of graphene, h-BN and MoS2 including energy storage applications as supercapacitors and batteries. Various substrates/catalysts (metals/insulator/semiconducting) have been used to obtain graphene, h-BN and MoS2 using different kinds of precursors. The most widespread methods for synthesis of graphene, h-BN and MoS2 layers are chemical vapor deposition (CVD), plasma-enhanced CVD, hydro/solvothermal methods, liquid phase exfoliation, physical methods etc. Current research has shown that graphene, h-BN and MoS2 layered materials modified with metal oxide can have an insightful influence on the performance of energy storage devices as supercapacitors and batteries. This review article also contains the discussion on the opportunities and perspectives of these materials (graphene, h-BN and MoS2) in the energy storage fields. We expect that this written review article including recent research on energy storage will help in generating new insights for further development and practical applications of graphene, h-BN and MoS2 layers based materials.

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Publisher

Tsinghua University Press

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