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One-Pot Synthesis of Ultra-Light Nickel Nanofoams Composed of Nanowires and Their Transformation into Various Functional Nanofoams



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Ultra-light Ni nanofoams composed of nanowires have been synthesized on a large scale by a facile reflux approach. From the Ni nanofoam, many other functional nanofoams, composed of semi-hollow NiO nanowires, multi-generation Ni nanowires, and noble metal nanotubes, can be easily derived for many important applications. As an example, the promising application of the NiO nanofoam in lithium-ion batteries is demonstrated.