《Nature communications》published the research results of our group
  On December 2, the internationally renowned journal "Nature Communications", with the title "Maximizing ion accessibility in MXene-knotted carbon nanotube composite electrodes for high-rate electrochemical energy storage", published the School of Materials Science and Engineering, Material Forming and Professor Ming Xu from the State Key Laboratory of Mould Technology has made achievements in the structural design of carbon nanotubes in the field of low temperature energy storage. The article reports a carbon nanotube-Mxene composite electrode with ultra-high rate performance; the researchers obtained a unique knot structure through the step-by-step growth technology of carbon nanotubes; it inhibited Mxene's effect in the process of compounding with Mxene Polymerization to obtain an electrode structure with a three-dimensional open conductive network; this electrode guarantees ion infiltration and transmission, refreshes the rate performance record of similar electrodes in ionic liquid organic systems, and realizes the operation of MXene-based supercapacitors at low temperatures for the first time . This research is another successful case of extending the nano-carbon material structure design concept to the field of energy material manufacturing, and has important guiding significance for the future development of low-temperature and high-rate electrochemical energy storage materials. The collaborating units of this article are the research group of Professor Yury Gogotsi of Drexel University (Communications) and the research group of Professor Shui Jianglan of Beihang University. This research was funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (51572095, 51972127), Hubei Provincial Outstanding Youth Fund (2018CFA049), Wuhan Application Fundamental Frontier Special Project (2018010401011282), Huazhong University of Science and Technology Scholarship Fund and other funds.

  Article link: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-19992-3