Steffen Oswald

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A new amorphous compound with the initial atomic composition Al 43 Li 43 Y 6 Ni 8 applied as electrode material for Li-ion batteries is investigated. Unlike other amorphous compounds so-far investigated as anode materials, it already contains Li as a base element in the uncycled state. The amorphous compound powder is prepared by high energy ball milling of(More)
Preparation of Nanographene oxide (NGO) - Gelatin hybrids for efficient treatment of Neuroblastoma. Nanohybrids were prepared via non-covalent interactions. Spectroscopic tools have been used to discriminate the chemical states of NGO prior and after gelatin coating, with UV visible spectroscopy revealing the maximum binding capacity of gelatin to NGO.(More)
Trilayered Pd/MnO x /Pd nanomembranes are fabricated as the cathode catalysts for Li-O2 batteries. The combination of Pd and MnO x facilitates the transport of electrons, lithium ions, and oxygen-containing intermediates, thus effectively decomposing the discharge product Li2O2 and significantly lowering the charge overpotential and enhancing the power(More)
Hexagonal Aluminium nitride (h-AlN) is an important wide-bandgap semiconductor material which is conventionally fabricated by high temperature carbothermal reduction of alumina under toxic ammonia atmosphere. Here we report a simple, low cost and potentially scalable mechanochemical procedure for the green synthesis of nanostructured h-AlN from a powder(More)
With Fe2O3 as a proof-of-concept, free-standing nanomembrane structure is demonstrated to be highly advantageous to improve the performance of Li-ion batteries. The Fe2O3 nanomembrane electrodes exhibit ultra-long cycling life at high current rates with satisfactory capacity (808 mAh g(-1) after 1000 cycles at 2 C and 530 mAh g(-1) after 3000 cycles at 6 C)(More)
Silicon is a promising negative electrode for secondary lithium-based batteries, but the electrochemical reversibility of particularly nanostructured silicon electrodes drastically depends on their interfacial characteristics, commonly known as the solid electrolyte interface (SEI). The beneficial origin of certain electrolyte additives or different binders(More)
Amorphous SnO2 nanomembranes as anodes for lithium ion batteries demonstrate a long cycling life of 1000 cycles at 1600 mA g(-1) with a high reversible capacity of 854 mA h g(-1) and high rate capability up to 40 A g(-1). The superior performance is because of the structural features of the amorphous SnO2 nanomembranes. The nanoscale thickness provides(More)
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