In their Hot Article, Qiang Shen and colleagues from Shandong University report the generation of Fe3O4–C composites via the evolution of orthorhombic FeOCl. The crystals display some interesting electrochemical properties which make them potential candidates for next generation lithium ion batteries (LIBs).
We use LIBS in portable electronic devices such as phones and computers and LIB development has sparked a great deal of interest among materials scientists and crystal engineers alike.
Take a look at the results of the team’s research by downloading the article below, which is free to access for 4 weeks.
A chemical composition evolution for the shape-controlled synthesis and energy storage applicability of Fe3O4–C nanostructures
Fenfen Xu, Wenpei Kang, Xinxin Wang, Rui Liu, Chenhao Zhao and Qiang Shen
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