An article on TiO2-graphene nanocomposites has been cited as “What's Hot in Chemistry” by Science Watch. The article “Self-Assembled TiO2-Graphene Hybrid Nanostructures for Enhanced Li-ion Insertion” appears in the journal ACS Nano and describes the synthesis of titanium dioxide-graphene hybrid composites formed under mild, low temperature conditions. The resulting material was used for electrodes in lithium ion batteries and more than doubled the charge and discharge rates over conventional devices. The work was done at Pacific Northwest Laboratory by the group led by Dr. Jun Liu, in collaboration with Prof. Ilhan Aksay.
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(Posted 27 September 2011)