By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Energy Weekly News -- Researchers detail new data in Nitrogen. According to news reporting originating in Beijing, People's Republic of China, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "It is currently very urgent to develop flexible energy storage devices because of the growing academic interest in and strong technical demand of flexible electronics. Exploration of high-performance electrode materials and a corresponding assembly method for fabrication of flexible energy storage devices plays a critical role in fulfilling this demand."
The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from the Chinese Academy of Science, "Here, we have developed a facile, economic, and green hydrothermal process to synthesize ultrasmall SnO2 nanocrystallites/nitrogen-doped graphene nanocomposites (USNGs) as a high-performance electrode material for Li-ion batteries (LIBs). Furthermore, using the glass microfiber filters (GMFs) as supporting substrate, the novel flexible USNG GMF bilayered films have been prepared by depositing the asprepared USNG on GMF through a simple vacuum filtration. Significantly, for the first time, the flexible USNG GMF bilayered films have directly been used for assembling LIBs, where the GMF further functions as a separator."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The obtained highly robust, binder-free, conducting agent-free, and current collector-free new type of flexible electrodes show excellent LIB performance."
For more information on this research see: Deposition SnO2/Nitrogen-Doped Graphene Nanocomposites on the Separator: A New Type of Flexible Electrode for Energy Storage Devices. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2013;5(22):12148-12155. 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 correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting J.F. Liang, Chinese Academy Sci, Technical Inst Phys & Chem, Beijing 100190, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include Z. Cai, Y. Tian, L.D. Li, J.X. Geng and L. Guo.
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Beijing, Nitrogen, Nanocomposite, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies, People's Republic of China
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