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Ultra-rapid microwave synthesis of Li3−xyMxN (M = Co, Ni and Cu) nitridometallates

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Single phase nitridometallates Li3−xyMxN (0.05 ≤ x ≤ 0.27; M = Co, Ni and Cu) with potential use as negative electrodes in lithium (Li+) ion batteries have been synthesised in <10 minutes via solid state reactions in a single mode cavity microwave reactor without an external susceptor. Reaction times are reduced by up to four orders of magnitude over previous synthetic methods. A combination of powder X-ray and neutron diffraction has provided detailed crystal structures of the vacancy-disordered nitrides. The electrochemical performance of these materials is comparable to that observed in conventionally-heated analogues.

Graphical abstract: Ultra-rapid microwave synthesis of Li3−x−yMxN (M = Co, Ni and Cu) nitridometallates

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The article was received on 11 Aug 2015, accepted on 23 Sep 2015 and first published on 23 Sep 2015


Article type: Research Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5QI00145E
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Citation: Inorg. Chem. Front., 2015,2, 1045-1050
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    Ultra-rapid microwave synthesis of Li3−xyMxN (M = Co, Ni and Cu) nitridometallates

    N. Tapia-Ruiz, J. V. Laveda, R. I. Smith, S. A. Corr and D. H. Gregory, Inorg. Chem. Front., 2015, 2, 1045
    DOI: 10.1039/C5QI00145E

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