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Nanoparticulate TiO2(B): An Anode for Lithium-Ion Batteries


  • P.G.B. and C.P.G. are indebted to the EPSRC including SUPERGEN and the programme grant “Nanoionics” for financial support and to EaStCHEM for a studentship for Y.R. C.P.G. and F.P. thank Dr. F. Blanc for help with the NMR spectroscopy.


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Small but powerful: TiO2(B) with the smallest particle size yet reported (2.5×4.3 nm) has been synthesized (see TEM image). Its volumetric capacity to store lithium, and hence charge, as an anode in a lithium-ion battery is greater than that of any other titanate at high rates (>1000 mA g−1).