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October 15, 2014
VIP: Non-Invasive Probing of Nanoparticle Electrostatics
Dr. Kristina Tschulik, Dr. Wei Cheng, Dr. Christopher Batchelor-McAuley, Stuart Murphy, Dr. Dario Omanović and Prof. Dr. Richard G. Compton
Not what you might think: A new and non-invasive technique to probe the electrostatic interaction between surface-charged nanoparticles and a charged metal/solution interface shows that electrostatic effects are insignificant in all but very dilute electrolytes.
Recently Published Articles
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Zhen Liu, Amr M. Elbasiony, Prof. Dr. Sherif Zein El Abedin and Prof. Dr. Frank Endres
Article first published online: 17 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/celc.201402350
To the wire: Vertically aligned arrays of Cu–Zn and Zn–Sn nanowires were synthesized through electrochemical deposition into ion track-etched polycarbonate membranes in an ionic liquid.
- Ultrasonic Electrochemical Reaction on Boron-Doped Diamond Electrodes: Reaction Pathway and Mechanism
Dr. Hongying Zhao, Dr. Guangfeng Wei, Dr. Junxia Gao, Prof. Dr. Zhipan Liu and Prof. Dr. Guohua Zhao
Article first published online: 17 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/celc.201402372
A pleasant buzz: An ultrasound-enhanced electrochemical oxidation process with boron-doped diamond anodes is adopted and used for removing bisphenol A. The reaction activity and mechanism is evaluated and explained through experimental and theoretical methods.
- Highly Reversible and Fast Lithium Storage in Graphene-Wrapped SiO2 Nanotube Network
Hui Wang, Dr. Ping Wu, Miaotong Qu, Ling Si, Prof. Yawen Tang, Prof. Yiming Zhou and Prof. Tianhong Lu
Article first published online: 17 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/celc.201402370
Wrapped and ready: A novel graphene-wrapped SiO2 nanotube network (SiO2-NT/G network) is designed and synthesized through a ZnO-nanorod-templated self-assembly approach, and manifests good lithium-storage performances in terms of specific capacities, cycle life, and rate capability by virtue of its unique microscopic structural features.
- Synthesis of TiOx Nanotubular Arrays with Oxygen Defects as High-Performance Anodes for Lithium-Ion Batteries
Prof. Li-Zhen Fan, Shang-Sen Chi, Prof. Lu-Ning Wang, Dr. Wei-Li Song, Min He and Prof. Lin Gu
Article first published online: 16 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/celc.201402331
Titan power: A facile electrochemical anodization for TiOx nanotubular arrays of oxygen defects is carried out in a nitrogen atmosphere to fabricate a binder-free anode. The TiOx nanotubular arrays with reduced impedance and oxygen defects demonstrate record-setting capacities (395, 325, and 235 mAh g−1 at 0.2, 1, and 10 C, respectively) for TiO2-based anode materials.
- Fabrication of New 2.4 V Lithium-Ion Cell with Carbon-Coated LiTi2(PO4)3 as the Cathode
Dr. Vanchiappan Aravindan, Dr. Mani Ulaganathan, Dr. Wong Chui Ling and Prof. Srinivasan Madhavi
Article first published online: 16 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/celc.201402371
A volt of confidence: A novel 2.4 V Li-ion cell is fabricated with NASICON-type LiTi2(PO4)3 as the cathode and pre-lithiated graphite as the anode. Good cyclability is observed for the low-cost and ecofriendly configuration, demonstrating the cells capability to be used in portable electronic devices.