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Findings from Shanghai Jiao-Tong University Provides New Data about Nanostructures

June 27, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- A new study on Nanostructures is now available. According to news reporting out of Shanghai, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "This study demonstrates a facile and efficient hydrothermal method to prepare spindle titanate (Li4Ti5O12 denoted as LTO) and/or carbon-LTO nanocomposites (C-LTO), in which the LTO or C-LTO microspheres have diameters of a few micrometers, composed of numerous nanosheets with thickness of similar to 30 nm and edge length of hundreds of nanometers."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Shanghai Jiao-Tong University, "The morphology and size control of these nanoparticles could be achieved by varying experimental parameters including concentration of titanium butoxide, lithium hydroxide, and cetyltrimethylammonium bromide, as well as reaction temperature and time. These micro-nanostructures were characterized by several advanced techniques, such as transmission electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, energy dispersive spectroscopic analysis, surface area, and electrochemical measurements."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The LTO and C-LTO microstructures were examined in the charge-discharge capacity at a rate of 50 C, as well as the stability after 100 cycles at a rate of 10 C. The excellent capability may be attributed to good conductivity, large surface area, and stable assembly structure of such micro-nanostructures, which could be explored as a promising anode material for lithium-ion batteries."

For more information on this research see: Synthesis of Li4Ti5O12 nanostructural anode materials with high charge-discharge capability. Chinese Science Bulletin, 2014;59(18):2162-2174. Chinese Science Bulletin can be contacted at: Science Press, 16 Donghuangchenggen North St, Beijing 100717, Peoples R China. (World Scientific Publishing -; Chinese Science Bulletin -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting R. Wen, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Sch Chem & Chem Engn, Shanghai 200240, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include J. Yue, Z.F. Ma, W.M. Chen, X.C. Jiang and A.B. Yu (see also Nanostructures).

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Shanghai, Nanostructural, Nanostructures, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies, People's Republic of China

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