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A facile solution-based technique was developed to grow vertically aligned TiO2 nanowires with predominantly anatase phase on arbitrary substrates of stainless steel, glass, silicon wafer and carbon cloth at the low temperature of 80 °C and in an open atmosphere.
A facile strategy is developed for mass fabrication of porous Co3O4 networks via the thermal decomposition of an amorphous cobalt-based complex. At a low mass loading, the achieved porous Co3O4 network exhibits excellent performance for lithium storage, which has a high capacity of 587 mA h g(-1) after 500 cycles at a current density of 1000 mA g(-1).
Lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) are promising energy storage devices for portable electronics, electric vehicles, and power-grid applications. It is highly desirable yet challenging to develop a simple and scalable method for constructions of sustainable materials for fast and safe LIBs. Herein, we exploit a novel and scalable route to synthesize ultrathin… (More)
Ordered mesoporous, crystalline MgTa(2)O(6) thin films with a mesoscopic nanoarchitecture were synthesized by evaporation-induced self-assembly (EISA) in combination with a sol-gel procedure. Utilization of novel templates, namely the block copolymers KLE (poly(ethylene-co-butylene)-b-poly(ethylene oxide)) and PIB6000… (More)
To magnify anatase/rutile phase junction effects through appropriate Au decorations, a facile solution-based approach was developed to synthesize Au/TiO2 nanoforests with controlled Au locations. The nanoforests cons®isted of anatase nanowires surrounded by radially grown rutile branches, on which Au nanoparticles were deposited with preferred locations… (More)