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Synthesis and characterization of single-crystalline alpha-MoO3 nanofibers for enhanced Li-ion intercalation applications

Dewangan, Khemchand and Sinha, Nupur Nikkan and Sharma, Prashant K and Pandey, Avinash C and Munichandraiah, N and Gajbhiye, NS (2011) Synthesis and characterization of single-crystalline alpha-MoO3 nanofibers for enhanced Li-ion intercalation applications. In: CrystEngComm, 13 (3). pp. 927-933.

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Abstract

High quality, single-crystalline alpha-MoO3 nanofibers are synthesized by rapid hydrothermal method using a polymeric nitrosyl-complex of molybdenum(II) as molybdenum source without employing catalysts, surfactants, or templates. The possible reaction pathway is decomposition and oxidation of the complex to the polymolybdate and then surface condensation on the energetically favorable 001] direction in the initially formed nuclei of solid alpha-MoO3 under hydrothermal conditions. Highly crystalline alpha-MoO3 nanofibers have grown along 001] with lengths up to several micrometres and widths ranging between 280 and 320 nm. The alpha-MoO3 nanofibers exhibit desirable electrochemical properties such as high capacity reversibility as a cathode material of a Li-ion battery.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Royal Society of Chemistry.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2011 11:51
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2011 11:51
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/35825

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