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Recent Research from Shanghai Jiao-Tong University Highlight Findings in Nanowires (Cu2O nanowires as anode materials for Li-ion rechargeable...

July 4, 2014



Recent Research from Shanghai Jiao-Tong University Highlight Findings in Nanowires (Cu2O nanowires as anode materials for Li-ion rechargeable batteries)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Data detailed on Nanowires have been presented. According to news reporting originating from Shanghai, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Li-ion batteries are a key technology for multiple clean energy applications. In this study, Cu2O nanowires were obtained by the reduction of cupric acetate with pyrrole."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Shanghai Jiao-Tong University, "The resulting Cu2O nanowires exhibited excellent reversible capacities of 470 mAh g(-1) at rate of 1 C after 100 cycles. The results show that the Cu2O nanowires had more capacity than materials previously reported. No fading was observed over 100 cycles of charging and discharging. The compound metal Cu and incorporation of the conducting polymer polypyrrole (PPy) improved the conductivity of Cu2O and enhanced the stability of the electrode during cycling."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The results from this study imply that Cu2O nanowires with high capacity and good cycle retention could be excellent candidates as anode materials for Li-ion rechargeable batteries."

For more information on this research see: Cu2O nanowires as anode materials for Li-ion rechargeable batteries. Science China-Technological Sciences, 2014;57(6):1073-1076. Science China-Technological Sciences can be contacted at: Science Press, 16 Donghuangchenggen North St, Beijing 100717, Peoples R China (see also Nanowires).

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting R. Chen, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Dept. of Chem Engn, Shanghai 200240, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include Y. Wang, Y.N. Nuli, Y. Yu, P.F. Gao, Q. Chen, L.M. Wei, N.T. Hu, Z. Yang, R.G. Gao, L.L. Zhang and Y.F. Zhang.

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

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