Findings from Lanzhou University in the Area of Nanotechnology and Microtechnology Described (Co@Co3O4 Core-Shell Three-Dimensional Nano-Network for High-Performance Electrochemical Energy Storage)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Energy Weekly News -- Investigators publish new report on Nanotechnology and Microtechnology. According to news reporting from Lanzhou, People's Republic of China, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "An alternative routine is presented by constructing a novel architecture, conductive metal/transition oxide (Co@Co3O4) core-shell three-dimensional nano-network (3DN) by surface oxidating Co 3DN in situ, for high-performance electrochemical capacitors. It is found that the Co@Co3O4 core-shell 3DN consists of petal-like nanosheets with thickness of
The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Lanzhou University, "X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy by polishing the specimen layer by layer reveals that the Co@Co3O4 nano-network is core-shell-like structure. In the application of electrochemical capacitors, the electrodes exhibit a high specific capacitance of 1049 F g(-1) at scan rate of 2 mV/s with capacitance retention of similar to 52.05% (546 F g(-1) at scan rate of 100 mV) and relative high areal mass density of 850 F g(-1) at areal mass of 3.52 mg/cm(2). It is believed that the good electrochemical behaviors mainly originate from its extremely high specific surface area and underneath core-Co 'conductive network'. The high specifi c surface area enables more electroactive sites for efficient Faradaic redox reactions and thus enhances ion and electron diffusion."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The underneath core-Co 'conductive network' enables an ultrafast electron transport."
For more information on this research see: Co@Co3O4 Core-Shell Three-Dimensional Nano-Network for High-Performance Electrochemical Energy Storage. Small, 2014;10(13):2618-2624. Small can be contacted at: Wiley-V C H Verlag Gmbh, Boschstrasse 12, D-69469 Weinheim, Germany. (Wiley-Blackwell - www.wiley.com/; Small - onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1613-6829)
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting J.L. Zhang, Lanzhou University, State Key Lab Appl Organ Chem, Lanzhou 730000, Gansu, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include J.C. Fu, J.W. Zhang, H.B. Ma, Y.M. He, F.S. Li, E.Q. Xie, D.S. Xue, H.L. Zhang and Y. Peng.
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Lanzhou, Chemistry, Electrochemical, People's Republic of China, Nanotechnology and Microtechnology
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