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See detailNovel Complex Stacking of Fully-Ordered Transition Metal Layers in Li4FeSbO6 Materials
McCalla, Eric; Abakumov, Artem; Rousse, Gwenaelle et al

in Chemistry of Materials (2015), 27

As part of a broad project to explore Li4MM′O6 materials (with M and M′ being selected from a wide variety of metals) as positive electrode materials for Li-ion batteries, the structures of Li4FeSbO6 ... [more ▼]

As part of a broad project to explore Li4MM′O6 materials (with M and M′ being selected from a wide variety of metals) as positive electrode materials for Li-ion batteries, the structures of Li4FeSbO6 materials with both stoichiometric and slightly deficient lithium contents are studied here. For lithium content varying from 3.8 to 4.0, the color changes from yellow to black and extra superstructure peaks are seen in the XRD patterns. These extra peaks appear as satellites around the four superstructure peaks affected by the stacking of the transition metal atoms. Refinements of both XRD and neutron scattering patterns show a nearly perfect ordering of Li, Fe, and Sb in the transition metal layers of all samples, although these refinements must take the stacking faults into account in order to extract information about the structure of the TM layers. The structure of the most lithium rich sample, where the satellite superstructure peaks are seen, was determined with the help of HRTEM, XRD, and neutron scattering. The satellites arise due to a new stacking sequence where not all transition metal layers are identical but instead two slightly different compositions stack in an AABB sequence giving a unit cell that is four times larger than normal for such monoclinic layered materials. The more lithium deficient samples are found to contain metal site vacancies based on elemental analysis and Mössbauer spectroscopy results. The significant changes in physical properties are attributed to the presence of these vacancies. This study illustrates the great importance of carefully determining the final compositions in these materials, as very small differences in compositions may have large impacts on structures and properties. [less ▲]

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See detailWell Shaped Mn(3)O(4) Nano-octahedra with Anomalous Magnetic Behavior and Enhanced Photodecomposition Properties
Li, Yu; Tan, Haiyan; Yang, Xiao-Yu et al

in Small : Nano Micro (2011), 7(4), 475-483

Very uniform and well shaped Mn(3)O(4) nano-octahedra are synthesized using a simple hydrothermal method under the help of polyethylene glycol (PEG200) as a reductant and shape-directing agent. The nano ... [more ▼]

Very uniform and well shaped Mn(3)O(4) nano-octahedra are synthesized using a simple hydrothermal method under the help of polyethylene glycol (PEG200) as a reductant and shape-directing agent. The nano-octahedra formation mechanism is monitored. The shape and crystal orientation of the nanoparticles is reconstructed by scanning electron microscopy and electron tomography, which reveals that the nano-octahedra only selectively expose {101} facets at the external surfaces. The magnetic testing demonstrates that the Mn(3)O(4) nano-octahedra exhibit anomalous magnetic properties: the Mn(3)O(4) nano-octahedra around 150 nm show a similar Curie temperature and blocking temperature to Mn(3)O(4) nanoparticles with 10 nm size because of the vertical axis of [001] plane and the exposed {101} facets. With these Mn(3)O(4) nano-octahedra as a catalyst, the photodecomposition of rhodamine B is evaluated and it is found that the photodecomposition activity of Mn(3)O(4) nano-octahedra is much superior to that of commercial Mn(3)O(4) powders. The anomalous magnetic properties and high superior photodecomposition activity of well shaped Mn(3)O(4) nano-octahedra should be related to the special shape of the nanoparticles and the abundantly exposed {101} facets at the external surfaces. Therefore, the shape preference can largely broaden the application of the Mn(3)O(4) nano-octahedra. [less ▲]

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See detailFrom polyester grafting onto POSS nanocage by ring-opening polymerization to high performance polyester/POSS nanocomposites
Goffin, Anne-Lise; Duquesne, Emmanuel; Raquez, Jean-Marie et al

in Journal of Materials Chemistry (2010), 20

Polyester-grafted polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS) nanohybrids selectively produced by ring-opening polymerization of epsilon-caprolactone and L,L-lactide (A.-L. Goffin, E. Duquesne, S. Moins ... [more ▼]

Polyester-grafted polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS) nanohybrids selectively produced by ring-opening polymerization of epsilon-caprolactone and L,L-lactide (A.-L. Goffin, E. Duquesne, S. Moins, M. Alexandre, Ph. Dubois, Eur. Polym. Journal, 2007, 43, 4103) were studied as ‘‘masterbatches’’ by melt-blending within their corresponding commercial polymeric matrices, i.e., poly(epsilon-caprolactone) (PCL) and poly(L,L-lactide) (PLA). For the sake of comparison, neat POSS nanoparticles were also dispersed in PCL and PLA. The objective was to prepare aliphatic polyester-based nanocomposites with enhanced crystallization behavior, and therefore, enhanced thermo-mechanical properties. Wide-angle X-ray scattering and transmission electron microscopy attested for the dispersion of individualized POSS nanoparticles in the resulting nanocomposite materials only when the polyester-grafted POSS nanohybrid was used as a masterbatch. The large impact of such finely dispersed (grafted) nanoparticles on the crystallization behavior for the corresponding polyester matrices was noticed, as evidenced by differential scanning calorimetry analysis. Indeed, well-dispersed POSS nanoparticles acted as efficient nucleating sites, significantly increasing the crystallinity degree of both PCL and PLA matrices. As a result, a positive impact on thermo-mechanical properties was highlighted by dynamic mechanical thermal analysis. [less ▲]

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See detailNanotechnologie op de agenda
Goorden, Lieve; Van Tendeloo, Gustaaf; Lenaerts, Silvia et al

Report (2009)

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