Nanoroses of nickel oxides: synthesis, electron tomography study, and application in CO oxidation and energy storage.

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ChemSusChem, ISSN: 1864-564X, Vol: 5, Issue: 7, Page: 1241-8

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Fihri, Aziz; Sougrat, Rachid; Baby, Rakhi Raghavan; Rahal, Raed; Cha, Dong Kyu; Hedhili, Mohamed Nejib; Bouhrara, Mohamed; Alshareef, Husam N.; Polshettiwar, Vivek
Wiley-Blackwell; Wiley-VCH Verlag
Environmental Science; Chemical Engineering; Materials Science; Energy; energy storage; green chemistry; microwave chemistry; nanostructures; nickel oxides
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Nickel oxide and mixed-metal oxide structures were fabricated by using microwave irradiation in pure water. The nickel oxide self-assembled into unique rose-shaped nanostructures. These nickel oxide roses were studied by performing electron tomography with virtual cross-sections through the particles to understand their morphology from their interior to their surface. These materials exhibited promising performance as nanocatalysts for CO oxidation and in energy storage devices.