Nanocasting strategy is here proposed as effective approach to tune structure and size of α-Fe2O3 active nanoparticles as a promising anode material for Li-ion cells. MCM-41 and MCM-48 silicas, presenting hexagonal 2D and cubic 3D symmetry, respectively, and regular pore diameter of about 4 nm are selected as moulds. The structural–morphological and electrochemical characteristics are assessed by X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, N2 physisorption at 77 K, cyclic voltammetry and galvanostatic discharge/charge cycling. It is here demonstrated that structural–morphological features change accordingly to the template used and careful control of the texture/particle characteristics is likely a fundamental variable noticeably affecting the cycling behaviour.
α-Fe2O3 lithium battery anodes by nanocasting strategy from ordered 2D and 3D templates / Di Lupo F.; Gerbaldi C.; Casino S.; Francia C.; Meligrana G.; Tuel A.; Penazzi N.. - In: JOURNAL OF ALLOYS AND COMPOUNDS. - ISSN 0925-8388. - STAMPA. - 615:Supplement 1(2014), pp. S482-S486. [10.1016/j.jallcom.2013.12.062]
|Titolo:||α-Fe2O3 lithium battery anodes by nanocasting strategy from ordered 2D and 3D templates|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jallcom.2013.12.062|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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