Soft-chemical synthesis and electrochemical characterization of multicomponent Mn 1-x-yCo xNi yO 2 Nanostructures

Tae Woo Kim, Sun Hee Lee, Seong Ju Hwang, Sang Hoon Hyun, Jin Ho Choy

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Nanostructured Mn 1-x-yCo xN yO 2 metal oxides are synthesized by one-pot hydrothermal reaction at low temperature. From powder X-ray diffraction and field emission-scanning electron microscopic analyses, it is found that the crystal structure and crystal morphology of the present materials are tunable by the control of the composition of precursor. 1D nanowires with α-MnO 2-type structure are prepared with low substitution rate of Co and Ni, while the increase of substituent contents leads to the formation of δ-MnO 2-structured 3D nanospheres consisting of 2D nanoplates. According to X-ray absorption near edge spectroscopy and chemical analyses, mixed valent Co III/Co IV and divalent Ni II ions are stabilized in the octahedral Mn sites of α-MnO 2- and δ-MnO 2-structures. The electrochemical measurements clearly demonstrate that the present nanostructured materials show promising electrode performances for lithium secondary batteries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3857-3861
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Nov

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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