Synthesis of Porous Amorphous FePO4 Nanotubes and Their Lithium Storage Properties (pages 1568–1572)
Ren Cai, Dr. Yaping Du, Wenyu Zhang, Huiteng Tan, Tao Zeng, Xin Huang, Hongfen Yang, Chunping Chen, Hai Liu, Jixin Zhu, Shengjie Peng, Jing Chen, Prof. Yuliang Zhao, Prof. Haichen Wu, Prof. Yizhong Huang, Prof. Rong Xu, Prof. Tuti Mariana Lim, Prof. Qichun Zhang, Prof. Hua Zhang and Prof. Qingyu Yan
Version of Record online: 20 DEC 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/chem.201203935
Holey pipes: An oil-phase chemical route was used to prepare porous amorphous a-FePO4 nanotubes. In the etching process, Fe2O3 reacted with weak acid, resulting in nanotubes with a pore size of 2–10 nm. The porous nanotubes show good cathode performance in lithium ion batteries owing to their hollow structure and small pore size.