Changes in electrochemical performance in VO2(B) nanostructures

Congratulations to Tom, whose recent work on microwave synthesis of VO2 nanostructures and the evaluation of their electrochemical performance has been accepted for publication in a special issue on Energy Materials in Acta Cryst B.

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The use of microwave synthesis has driven down reaction times to three hours and yields thinner nanowires compared to those obtained through solvothermal methods.  These smaller dimension nanostructures display higher discharge capacities than their solvothermal counterparts. Working with researchers at the ESRF and Argonne National Lab, we have followed changes in vanadium oxidation state as a function of Li+ insertion.  You can access this paper here:

Microwave-assisted synthesis and electrochemical evaluation of VO2(B) nanostructures

T. E. Ashton, D. Hevia Borras, A. Iadecola, K. M. Wiaderek, P. J. Chupas, K. W. Chapman and S. A. Corr

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