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Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society (BKCS)

ISSN 0253-2964(Print)
ISSN 1229-5949(Online)
Volume 32, Number 4
BKCSDE 32(4)
April 20, 2011 

Lithium Insertion Behavior of Nanoscopic Co3O4 Prepared with Avian Egg Membrane as a Template
Maria Christy, Jisha. M. R, Ae Rhan Kim, Kee Suk Nahm, Dong Jin Yoo, E. K. Suh,*, T. Sri Devi Kumari, T. Prem Kumar, A. Manuel Stephan
Oxides, Nanostructures, Electron microscopy, Electrochemical properties
Nanoscopic Co3O4 particles were prepared using avian egg membrane as a template at 800 °C. The prepared materials were subjected to XRD, SEM, TEM and Raman spectroscopic studies. Cyclic voltammetry study shows a single step oxidation and reduction process. Electrochemical lithium insertion behavior of the materials was examined in coin cells of the 2032 configuration. The material showed a discharge capacity 600 mAh/g even after 20 cycles.
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