Jump to main content
Jump to site search
PLANNED MAINTENANCE Close the message box

Scheduled maintenance upgrade on Thursday 4th of May 2017 from 8.00am to 9.00am (BST).

During this time our websites will be offline temporarily. If you have any questions please use the feedback button on this page. We apologise for any inconvenience this might cause and thank you for your patience.


Issue 33, 2011
Previous Article Next Article

Electrochemical intercalation of Mg2+ in 3D hierarchically porous magnesium cobalt silicate and its application as an advanced cathode material in rechargeable magnesium batteries

Author affiliations

Abstract

We firstly report the formation of 3D hierarchically porous MgCoSiO4 and the electrochemical intercalation of the bivalent cation Mg2+ in MgCoSiO4 with regard to its use as a cathode material in rechargeable magnesium batteries. Reversible Mg2+ intercalation can be demonstrated and the process is enhanced by the use of a novel 3D hierarchically porous architecture, consisting of a network of macropores with several nanometre wall and mesopores at the boundaries of grains or between grains. It is suggested that the interconnected wall structure, dual porosity and high surface area reduces the solid-state diffusion lengths for Mg diffusion, facilitates electrolyte penetration into particles and provides a large number of active sites for charge-transfer reactions.

Graphical abstract: Electrochemical intercalation of Mg2+ in 3D hierarchically porous magnesium cobalt silicate and its application as an advanced cathode material in rechargeable magnesium batteries

Back to tab navigation
Please wait while Download options loads

Publication details

The article was received on 31 Jan 2011, accepted on 03 Jun 2011 and first published on 19 Jul 2011


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C1JM10485C
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2011,21, 12437-12443
  •   Request permissions

    Electrochemical intercalation of Mg2+ in 3D hierarchically porous magnesium cobalt silicate and its application as an advanced cathode material in rechargeable magnesium batteries

    Y. NuLi, Y. Zheng, Y. Wang, J. Yang and J. Wang, J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 12437
    DOI: 10.1039/C1JM10485C

Search articles by author