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Surfactant-assisted hydrothermal synthesis and electrochemical properties of nanoplate-assembled 3D flower-like Cu3V2O7(OH)2·2H2O microstructures

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Abstract

Micrometer-scale hierarchical flower-like structures of Cu3V2O7(OH)2·2H2O assembled by nanoplates were, for the first time, fabricated in a high yield via a simple hydrothermal process in the presence of cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB). X-Ray diffraction, Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) spectrum, scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy were used to characterize the samples. The results demonstrated that CTAB played an important role as a soft template in the formation of the 3D Cu3V2O7(OH)2·2H2O architecture. The formation mechanism was preliminarily studied based on XRD studies and SEM observations by arresting the growth at a series of intermediate stages in the formation of the flower-like structures. Some factors influencing the morphologies of the Cu3V2O7(OH)2·2H2O flower-like micro/nanocomposite structures were systematically investigated. The electrochemical measurements revealed that the Cu3V2O7(OH)2·2H2O microflowers displayed a high discharge capacity.

Graphical abstract: Surfactant-assisted hydrothermal synthesis and electrochemical properties of nanoplate-assembled 3D flower-like Cu3V2O7(OH)2·2H2O microstructures

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The article was received on 10 Apr 2010, accepted on 19 Aug 2010 and first published on 13 Sep 2010


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C0CE00083C
Citation: CrystEngComm, 2011,13, 367-370
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    Surfactant-assisted hydrothermal synthesis and electrochemical properties of nanoplate-assembled 3D flower-like Cu3V2O7(OH)2·2H2O microstructures

    X. Sun, J. Wang, Y. Xing, Y. Zhao, X. Liu, B. Liu and S. Hou, CrystEngComm, 2011, 13, 367
    DOI: 10.1039/C0CE00083C

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