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Fast microwave treatments of single source alkoxides for nanostructured Li-ion battery electrodes

DOI: 10.1039/C5CC07732J DOI Help

Authors: Josefa Vidal Laveda (University of Glasgow) , Vibhuti Chandhok (University of Glasgow) , Claire A Murray (Diamond Light Source) , Gary W. Paterson (University of Glasgow) , Serena Corr (University of Glasgow)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Journal Paper
Journal: Chemical Communications

State: Published (Approved)
Published: December 2015
Diamond Proposal Number(s): 14384

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Abstract: Microwave or ultrasonic treatment of metal alkoxides presents a fast, low cost route to both anode and cathode nanomaterials for Li-ion battery applications. Here, we demonstrate the formation of LiMPO4 (M = Fe, Mn) and Mn3O4 nanostructures via this simple route which exhibit excellent electrochemical performances. This approach opens up a new avenue for the targeted design of nanostructured materials, where co-location of the desired metals in a single starting material shortens reaction times and temperatures since there is a decrease in diffusional energy requirements usually needed for these reactions to proceed.

Subject Areas: Chemistry, Energy


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