474914 Towards a Greener and Scalable Synthesis of Sodium Titanate Nanorods and Its Application As Anode in Sodium Ion Batteries
The electrochemical performance of Na2Ti3O7 and Na2Ti3O7/Na2Ti6O13 nanorods are compared to conventionally synthesized Na2Ti3O7 irregular particles. Na2Ti3O7 nanorods outperform Na2Ti3O7irregular particles at all current rates in the range of 0.1 to 5C. Without surface modification, the nanorods can still manifest a reversible discharge capacity of 70 mAh/g at a high current rate of 5C. The enhanced electrochemical performance can be attributed to the high surface area of the nanorods as well as efficient ion transport induced in highly uniform one-dimensional nanostructure.
Research Interests: Nanomaterials; Li-ion, Li-air, Na-ion Batteries; Catalysis; Electrochemistry; In-situ Electrochemical Methods
Teaching Interests: Nanotechnology; Materials Science and Engineering
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