Recently, K-ion batteries (KIBs) have attracted attention for potential applications in next-generation energy storage devices principally on the account of their abundancy and lower cost. Herein, for the first time, we report an anatase TiO 2 -derived Magnéli phase Ti 6 O 11 as a novel anode material for KIBs. We incorporate pristine carbon nanotube (CNT) on the TiO 2 host materials due to the low electronic conductivity of the host materials. TiO 2 transformed to Magnéli phase Ti 6 O 11 after the first insertion/deinsertion of K ions. From the second cycle, Magnéli phase Ti 6 O 11 /CNT composite showed reversible charge/discharge profiles with ∼150 mA h g -1 at 0.05 A g -1 . Ex situ X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy analyses revealed that the charge storage process of Magnéli phase Ti 6 O 11 proceeded via the conversion reaction during potassium ion insertion/deinsertion. The Magnéli phase Ti 6 O 11 /CNT composite electrode showed long-term cycling life over 500 cycles at 200 mA g -1 , exhibiting a capacity retention of 76% and a high Coulombic efficiency of 99.9%. These salient results presented here provide a novel understanding of the K-ion storage mechanisms in the extensively investigated oxide-based material for Li-ion batteries and Na-ion batteries, shedding light on the development of promising electrode materials for next-generation batteries.
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