A layer-by-layer assembly route to [Mn 1/3Co 1/3Ni 1/3]O 2 hollow spheres with electrochemical activity

Yu Ri Lee, Myong A. Woo, Kyung Min Lee, Tae Woo Kim, Jin Ho Choy, Seong Ju Hwang

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The monolayered nanosheets of layered [Mn 1/3Co 1/3Ni 1/3]O 2 are prepared by the exfoliation of protonated Li[Mn 1/3Co 1/3Ni 1/3]O 2 compound and applied as a precursor for synthesizing the hollow spheres of manganese cobalt nickel oxide. The hollow spheres of layered [Mn 1/3Co 1/3Ni 1/3]O 2 are synthesized via the layer-by-layer (LBL) coating of the nanosheets and polycations on the polystyrene (PS) beads and the following heat-treatment. According to powder X-ray diffraction and diffuse reflectance UV-vis spectroscopy, the layered crystal structure and optical property of [Mn 1/3Co 1/3Ni 1/3]O 2 nanosheets are well-maintained upon the coating on the PS beads. The high-resolution transmission electron microscopy clearly demonstrates the hollow sphere morphology of the obtained material. The electrode functionality of the [Mn 1/3Co 1/3Ni 1/3]O 2 hollow spheres is verified by cyclic voltammetry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1492-1495
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec

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Funding Information:
This research was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea Grant funded by the Korean Government (MEST)(NRF-2010-C1AAA001-2010-0029065) and by the Ewha Global Top5 Grant 2011 of Ewha Womans University

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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