P. G. B. is indebted to the EPSRC for financial support.
α-MnO2 Nanowires: A Catalyst for the O2 Electrode in Rechargeable Lithium Batteries†
Article first published online: 6 MAY 2008
Copyright © 2008 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 47, Issue 24, pages 4521–4524, June 2, 2008
How to Cite
Débart, A., Paterson, Allan J., Bao, J. and Bruce, Peter G. (2008), α-MnO2 Nanowires: A Catalyst for the O2 Electrode in Rechargeable Lithium Batteries. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 47: 4521–4524. doi: 10.1002/anie.200705648
- Issue published online: 27 MAY 2008
- Article first published online: 6 MAY 2008
- Manuscript Received: 10 DEC 2007
- energy conversion;
Higher-capacity lithium batteries can be fabricated by using α-MnO2 nanowires as the catalyst in a porous, composite oxygen cathode. In the depicted scanning electron micrograph of a composite positive electrode, deposits of Li2O2, which accumulates during discharge, can be seen within a porous matrix consisting of α-MnO2 and carbon.