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Study Results from Henan Normal University Broaden Understanding of Chalcogens (Facile construction of Mn3O4 nanorods coated by a layer of...

July 29, 2014



Study Results from Henan Normal University Broaden Understanding of Chalcogens (Facile construction of Mn3O4 nanorods coated by a layer of nitrogen-doped carbon with high activity for oxygen reduction reaction)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Researchers detail new data in Chalcogens. According to news reporting from Xinxiang, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Manganese oxide coated with a uniform layer of N-doped carbon (Mn3O4@CNx) is readily synthesized using a simple aqueous solution based chelating agent dicyandiamide mediated growth of MnCO3 followed by calcination at 1000 degrees C. The Mn3O4@CNx can provide sufficient effective three-phase interface area due to the unique structures, which plays the important role in the complex three-phase interface electrocatalytic reaction in oxygen reduction reaction."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Henan Normal University, "The electron transfer, from the CNx layer to the Mn ions, is supposed to occur and the high positive charge be generated on the Mn3O4@CNx surface."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "As a result, these nonprecious hybrid materials display an excellent activity for oxygen reduction reaction in terms of electrocatalytic activity, long-term stability, and excellent resistance to crossover effect."

For more information on this research see: Facile construction of Mn3O4 nanorods coated by a layer of nitrogen-doped carbon with high activity for oxygen reduction reaction. Nano Energy, 2014;6():44-50. Nano Energy can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Nano Energy - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/725743)

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting S.Y. Gao, Henan Normal Univ, Sch Chem & Chem Engn, Xinxiang 453007, Henan, People's Republic of China (see also Chalcogens).

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

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