Khomane, R.B. (2011) Microemulsion-mediated sol–gel synthesis of mesoporous rutile TiO2 nanoneedles and its performance as anode material for Li-ion batteries. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 356 (001). pp. 369-372. ISSN 0021-9797

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Mesoporous rutile TiO2 nanoneedles have been successfully synthesized using a reverse microemulsionmediated sol–gel method at room temperature. The materials were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and the Bruauner–Emmet–Teller (BET) adsorption method, and their electrochemical properties were investigated by galvanostatic charge and discharge tests. XRD observations revealed the formation of a pure rutile TiO2 phase. Furthermore, TEM observation revealed the presence of a highly porous needle-like morphology. The electrochemical measurements show that the nanoneedles deliver an initial capacity of 305 mA h g-1 as anode material for Li-ion batteries and sustain a capacity value of 128 mA h g-1 beyond 15 cycles. The reported synthesis is simple, mild, energy efficient, and without postcalcination

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Microemulsion; Sol–gel; Mesoporous; TiO2 nanoneedles; Discharge capacity
Subjects: Electrochemical Power Sources
Depositing User: ttbdu cecri
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2012 10:38
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2012 10:38

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