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Editor-in-Chief: Guido Kemeling; Editorial Board Chairs: Matthias Beller, Gabriele Centi, Licheng Sun

Impact Factor: 7.117

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 17/148 (Chemistry Multidisciplinary)

Online ISSN: 1864-564X

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemCatChem, ChemElectroChem, ChemPhysChem, Energy Technology

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February 01, 2014

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    Flower power: Hydrangea-like amorphous mixed-valence VOx microspheres (a-VOx MSs) are designed and synthesized through a facile solvothermal method followed by controlled calcination. The VOx microspheres show excellent lithium-storage performance in terms of high capacity, good rate capability, and long-term stability upon extended cycling. Moreover, the morphology and structure remain intact after testing over 200 cycles.

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