Universal Access to Two-Dimensional Mesoporous Heterostructures by Micelle-Directed Interfacial Assembly

Jie Wang, Zhi Chang, Bing Ding, Tao Li, Gaoliang Yang, Zhibin Pang, Teruyuki Nakato, Miharu Eguchi, Yong Mook Kang, Jongbeom Na, Bu Yuan Guan, Yusuke Yamauchi

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Two-dimensional (2D) mesoporous heterostructures combining ultrathin nanosheet morphology, periodic porous surface structures, and diverse hybrid compositions have become increasingly important for renewable energy storage and electronics. However, it remains a great challenge to develop a universal method to prepare 2D mesoporous heterostructures. Herein, we report a composite-micelle-directed interfacial assembly method to synthesize heterostructures of an ultrathin 2D material covered with mesoporous monolayers assembled on both sides. To demonstrate the concept, we first fabricated a new sandwichlike carbon@MXene@carbon mesoporous heterostructure through the self-assembly of exfoliated MXene nanosheets and block copolymer F127/melamine-formaldehyde resin composite micelles and subsequent thermal treatment. Finally, we demonstrate that the carbon@MXene@carbon mesoporous heterostructured nanosheets manifest remarkably enhanced electrochemical performance as a cathode material for lithium–sulfur batteries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19570-19575
Number of pages6
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number44
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Oct 26
Externally publishedYes


  • heterostructures
  • lithium–sulfur batteries
  • mesoporous carbon
  • self-assembly
  • two-dimensional materials

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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