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Binary metal oxides have been regarded as ideal and potential anode materials, which can ameliorate and offset the electrochemical performance of the single metal oxides, such as reversible capacity, structural stability and electronic conductivity. In this work, monodisperse NiCo(2)O(4) mesoporous microspheres are fabricated by a facile solvothermal method(More)
A facile and general way for the synthesis of porous and hollow complex oxides is highly desirable owing to their significant applications for energy storage and other fields. In this contribution, uniform Mn(0.33)Co(0.67)CO(3) and Co(0.33)Mn(0.67)CO(3) microspheres are firstly fabricated solvothermally just by tuning the molar ratio of Mn and Co.(More)
A facile method is presented for the large-scale preparation of rationally designed mesocrystalline MnO@carbon core-shell nanowires with a jointed appearance. The nanostructures have a unique arrangement of internally encapsulated highly oriented and interconnected MnO nanorods and graphitized carbon layers forming an external coating. Based on a comparison(More)
We present a general strategy to synthesize uniform MnCo2O4 submicrospheres with various hollow structures. By using MnCo-glycolate submicrospheres as the precursor with proper manipulation of ramping rates during the heating process, we have fabricated hollow MnCo2O4 submicrospheres with multilevel interiors, including mesoporous spheres, hollow spheres,(More)
A novel tetraethylenepentamine (TEPA)-directed method has been successfully developed for the controlled synthesis of ZnSe particles with distinctive morphologies, including nanobelts, nanowires, and hierarchically solid/hollow spheres. These structures, self-assembled from nanobelts and nanorods, have been synthesized by adjusting the reaction parameters,(More)
Multilayer dye aggregation at the dye/TiO2 interface of dye-sensitized solar cells is probed via first principles calculations, using p-methyl red azo dye as an example. Our calculations suggest that the multilayer dye aggregates at the TiO2 surface can be stabilized by π…π stacking and hydrogen bond interactions. Compared with previous two-dimensional(More)
MnCO3 ellipsoids and twinborn spheres have been synthesized by a hydrothermal process and a room temperature synthesis approach, respectively. The structures and morphologies of the products are investigated by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) and field emission-scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM). XRD patterns indicate the MnCO3 ellipsoids display higher(More)
In comparison with nonaqueous Li-air batteries, aqueous Li-air batteries are kinetically more facile and there is more variety of non-noble metal catalysts available for oxygen electrocatalysis, especially in alkaline solution. The alkaline battery environment is however vulnerable to electrolyte carbonation by atmospheric CO2 resulting in capacity loss(More)
Bi-based layered materials, at present, serve as the potential candidates for the application of hydrogen storage. In our study, several 3D BiOCl microstructures, such as 2500 nm peonies, 1000 nm ball-flowers, and 3000 nm rough spheres are selectively and solvothermally prepared at 180 degrees C. These microstructures are composed of nanoplate with size of(More)
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