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Synthesis of Nanowire and Mesoporous Low-Temperature LiCoO2 by a Post-Templating Reaction


  • P.G.B. is indebted to the EPSRC, the EU, and The Royal Society for financial support.


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Giving in to templation: Lithium-containing nanostructured transition metal oxides have been prepared by a templating route with preservation of the nanostructure. Both one-dimensional nanowire and three-dimensional mesoporous samples of low-temperature (LT)-LiCoO2 with highly crystalline structures (see image) have been obtained, and these perform better than “normal” LT-LiCoO2 as intercalation electrodes in lithium batteries.