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New Findings on Life Science Research from Quaid-i-Azam University Summarized

February 11, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Fresh data on Life Science Research are presented in a new report. According to news reporting originating from Islamabad, Pakistan, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Nano materials with high surface area increase the kinetics and extent of the redox reactions, thus resulting in high power and energy densities. In this study high surface area zinc oxide nanorods have been synthesized by surfactant free ethylene glycol assisted solvothermal method."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Quaid-i-Azam University, "The nanorods thus prepared have diameters in the submicron range (300 ~ 500 nm) with high aspect ratio. They have uniform geometry and well aligned direction. These nanorods are characterized by XRD, SEM, Specific Surface Area Analysis, solubility in alkaline medium, EDX analysis and galvanostatic charge/discharge studies in Zn/AgO batteries."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The prepared zinc oxide nanorods have low solubility in alkaline medium with higher structural stability, which imparts the improved cycle life stability to Zn/AgO cells."

For more information on this research see: Solvothermal preparation of ZnO nanorods as anode material for improved cycle life Zn/AgO batteries. Plos One, 2013;8(10):e75999. (Public Library of Science -; Plos One -

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting S. Ullah, Dept. of Chemistry, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan. Additional authors for this research include F. Ahmed, A. Badshah, A. Ali Altaf, R. Raza, B. Lal and R. Hussain (see also Life Science Research).

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Pakistan, Islamabad, Chemicals, Chemistry, Zinc Oxide, Life Science Research.

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Source: Life Science Weekly

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