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

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Abstract

High quality, single-crystalline α-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 α-MoO3 under hydrothermal conditions. Highly crystalline α-MoO3 nanofibers have grown along [001] with lengths up to several micrometres and widths ranging between 280 and 320 nm. The α-MoO3 nanofibers exhibit desirable electrochemical properties such as high capacity reversibility as a cathode material of a Li-ion battery.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and characterization of single-crystalline α-MoO3 nanofibers for enhanced Li-ion intercalation applications

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The article was received on 07 Jun 2010, accepted on 02 Sep 2010 and first published on 22 Oct 2010


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C0CE00271B
CrystEngComm, 2011,13, 927-933

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

    K. Dewangan, N. N. Sinha, P. K. Sharma, A. C. Pandey, N. Munichandraiah and N. S. Gajbhiye, CrystEngComm, 2011, 13, 927
    DOI: 10.1039/C0CE00271B

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