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Solid state reactions: an electrochemical approach in molten salts

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Solid state reactions play crucial roles in highly efficient electrochemical energy conversion and storage devices, typically lithium ion batteries and ruthenium oxide supercapacitors. Electrolytic processes may also involve solid-to-solid changes such as the anodisation of metals for designated surface nanostructures and functionalities. More recently, a novel and green route for the production of metals and alloys in molten salts has drawn worldwide attention. It is based on the electro-reduction of metal compounds, particularly oxides, to the respective metals or alloys in the solid-state. This article reviews recent advancement of this new process in terms of potential applications and fundamental understanding.

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The article was first published on 08 May 2008


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/B703904M
Annu. Rep. Prog. Chem., Sect. C: Phys. Chem., 2008,104, 189-234

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    Solid state reactions: an electrochemical approach in molten salts

    D. Wang, X. Jin and G. Z. Chen, Annu. Rep. Prog. Chem., Sect. C: Phys. Chem., 2008, 104, 189
    DOI: 10.1039/B703904M

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