By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- Data detailed on Materials Science have been presented. According to news reporting from Tianjin, People's Republic of China, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "Rambutan-like FeCO3 hollow microspheres were prepared via a facile and economic one-step hydrothermal method. The structure and morphology evolution mechanism was disclosed through time-dependent experiments."
The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Nankai University, "After undergoing the symmetric inside-out Ostwald ripening, the resultants formed microporous/nanoporous constructions composed of numerous one-dimensional (1D) nanofiber building blocks. Tested as anode materials of Li-ion batteries, FeCO3 hollow microspheres presented attractive electrochemical performances. The capacities were over 1000 mAh g(-1) for initial charge, similar to 880 mAh g(-1) after 100 cycles at 50 mA g(-1), and similar to 710 mAh g(-1) after 200 cycles at 200 mA g(-1). The 1D nanofiber assembly and hollow interior endow this material efficient contact with electrolyte, short Li+ diffusion paths, and sufficient void spaces to accommodate large volume variation."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The cost-efficient FeCO3 with rationally designed nanostructures is a promising anode candidate for Li-ion batteries."
For more information on this research see: Rambutan-Like FeCO3 Hollow Microspheres: Facile Preparation and Superior Lithium Storage Performances. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2013;5(21):11212-11217. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces can be contacted at: Amer Chemical Soc, 1155 16TH St, NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA. (American Chemical Society - www.acs.org; ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces - www.pubs.acs.org/journal/aamick)
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Y.R. Zhong, Nankai Univ, Synerget Innovat Center Chem Sci & Engn Tianjin, Inst New Energy Mat ChemTianjin Key Lab Met & Mo, Minist EducKey Lab Adv Energy Mat Chem, Tianjin 300071, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include L.W. Su, M. Yang, J.P. Wei and Z. Zhou.
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Tianjin, Materials Science, People's Republic of China
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