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Spray-drying and the nanoscale Kirkendall diffusion process are used to prepare nickel sulfide hollow nanospheres/reduced graphene oxide (rGO) composite powders with excellent Na-ion storage properties. Metallic Ni nanopowder-decorated rGO powders, formed as intermediate products, are transformed into composite powders of nickel sulfide hollow(More)
Multicomponent metal oxide hollow-nanosphere decorated reduced graphene oxide (rGO) composite powders are prepared by spray pyrolysis with nanoscale Kirkendall diffusion. The double-layer NiFe2O4@NiO-hollow-nanosphere decorated rGO composite powders are prepared using the first target material. The NiFe-alloy-nanopowder decorated rGO powders are prepared as(More)
Mesoporous CuO-reduced graphene oxide (rGO) composite powders were prepared by using a two-step spray-drying process. In the first step, hollow CuO powders were prepared from a spray solution of copper nitrate trihydrate with citric acid and were wet milled to obtain a colloidal spray solution. In the second step, spray drying of the colloidal solution that(More)
SnSe nanoplates with thin and uniform morphology are prepared by one-pot spray pyrolysis, and are examined as anode materials for Na-ion batteries. During the spray pyrolysis process, metallic Se and Sn are prepared from SeO2 and SnO2, respectively, under a reducing atmosphere. Metallic Sn and metalloid Se, with melting points of 232 and 221 °C,(More)
Uniquely structured FeSe(x)-reduced graphene oxide (rGO) composite powders, in which hollow FeSe(x) nanoparticles are uniformly distributed throughout the rGO matrix, were prepared by spray pyrolysis applying the nanoscale Kirkendall diffusion process. Iron oxide-rGO composite powders were transformed into FeSe(x)-rGO composite powders by a two-step(More)
We report the kilogram-scale, simple, and cost-effective synthesis of Pd-loaded quintuple-shelled Co3O4 microreactors by spray drying of aqueous droplets containing cobalt nitrate, palladium nitrate, citric acid, and ethylene glycol and subsequent heat treatment. Highly viscous gel spheres containing Co and Pd salts were successfully converted into multi(More)
Uniquely structured CoSe2 -carbon nanotube (CNT) composite microspheres with optimized morphology for the hydrogen-evolution reaction (HER) are prepared by spray pyrolysis and subsequent selenization. The ultrafine CoSe2 nanocrystals uniformly decorate the entire macroporous CNT backbone in CoSe2 -CNT composite microspheres. The macroporous CNT backbone(More)
Highly porous MoSe2-reduced graphene oxide-carbon nanotube (MoSe2-rGO-CNT) powders were prepared by a spray pyrolysis process. The synergistic effect of CNTs and rGO resulted in powders containing ultrafine MoSe2 nanocrystals with a minimal degree of stacking. The initial discharge capacities of MoSe2-rGO-CNT, MoSe2-CNT, MoSe2-rGO, and bare MoSe2 powders(More)
The use of cobalt hydroxychloride [Co2(OH)3Cl] as an anode material for lithium ion batteries (LIBs) is investigated using spherical shape and ultrafine nanocrystals directly formed by spray pyrolysis from spray solution of cobalt chloride salt. Dot-mapping images of the resulting powders reveal a uniform distribution of Co, O, and Cl throughout the powder.(More)