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Findings on Fullerenes Reported by Investigators at City University of Hong Kong (Synthesis of carbon nanotube/mesoporous TiO2 coaxial nanocables...

July 11, 2014



Findings on Fullerenes Reported by Investigators at City University of Hong Kong (Synthesis of carbon nanotube/mesoporous TiO2 coaxial nanocables with enhanced lithium ion battery performance)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Research findings on Fullerenes are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting from Hong Kong, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Well-organized hybrid nanocables consisting of carbon nanotube (CNT) core and mesoporous TiO2 sheath has been synthesized through a combined sol-gel and hydrothermal process."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the City University of Hong Kong, "By using hexadecylamine as a structure directing agent, mesoporous TiO2 with thickness ranging from 40 to 70 nm was uniformly deposited on multi-walled CNTs. The resultant one dimensional CNT core/mesoporous TiO2 sheath (CNT@mesoporous TiO2) hybrid nanocables shows well-crystallized quality, porous feature and large surface area, favoring its electrochemical performance."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Compared with reference TiO2 without CNTs, the CNT mesoporous TiO2 hybrid nanocables shows largely enhanced rate performance, which could be attributed to its unique structure as well as the improvement of electronic conductivity by adding conductive CNTs."

For more information on this research see: Synthesis of carbon nanotube/mesoporous TiO2 coaxial nanocables with enhanced lithium ion battery performance. Carbon, 2014;75():345-352. Carbon can be contacted at: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, England. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Carbon - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/258)

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting L.F. He, City University of Hong Kong, Center Super Diamond Adv Films COSDAF, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include C.D. Wang, X.L. Yao, R.G. Ma, H.K. Wang, P.R. Chen and K. Zhang (see also Fullerenes).

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Hong Kong, Fullerenes, Carbon Nanotubes, People's Republic of China

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