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Preparation Of Mesoporous Sno2-Sio2 Composite As Electrodes For Lithium Batteries, Fanglin Chen, Zhong Shi, Meilin Liu Oct 2000

Preparation Of Mesoporous Sno2-Sio2 Composite As Electrodes For Lithium Batteries, Fanglin Chen, Zhong Shi, Meilin Liu

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Mesoporous SnO2–SiO2 composite stable up to 600 °C with a BET surface area of 350 m2 g-1 and an average pore size of 3.4 nm is successfully prepared, which exhibits promising cycling properties as anodes for lithium batteries


Preparation Of Mesoporous Yttria-Stabilized Zirconia (Ysz) And Ysz-Nio Using A Triblock Copolymer As Surfactant, Fanglin Chen, Meilin Liu Oct 2000

Preparation Of Mesoporous Yttria-Stabilized Zirconia (Ysz) And Ysz-Nio Using A Triblock Copolymer As Surfactant, Fanglin Chen, Meilin Liu

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Mesoporous yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ) and YSZ-NiO have been prepared for the first time using Pluronic P103 as a structure-directing agent and inorganic chlorides as precursors in a nonaqueous medium. After being fired at 500°C for 2 h, mesostructured YSZ has a BET surface area of about 146 m2 g-1, with an average pore size of 3.8 nm, while mesostructured YSZ-NiO has a BET surface area of about 108 m2 g-1, with an average pore size of 4.5 nm.


Modeling The Effect Of Plasticizer On The Viscoelastic Response Of Crosslinked Polymers Using The Tube-Junction Model, P. P. Simon, Harry J. Ploehn Jan 2000

Modeling The Effect Of Plasticizer On The Viscoelastic Response Of Crosslinked Polymers Using The Tube-Junction Model, P. P. Simon, Harry J. Ploehn

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Plasticizers modify the mechanical properties of polymericmaterials. The effects of plasticizers on glass transition temperatures can be most clearly observed in isochronal temperature sweep profiles of viscoelastic dynamic moduli. However, no simple mathematical models of plasticization are available to those who wish to design and employ plasticized materials in specific applications. We extend a phenomenological, molecular-level model (known as the tube–junction model) for crosslinked polymers to describe the effect of plasticizers on dynamic moduli. We show that the increase in free volume fraction due to the presence of the plasticizer can account for the shift in the glass transition ...


Structural And Electrical Characterization Of A Novel Mixed Conductor: Ceo2 - Sm2O3 - Zro2 Solid Solution, W. Huang, P. Shuk, M. Greenblatt, M. Croft, Fanglin Chen, M. Liu Jan 2000

Structural And Electrical Characterization Of A Novel Mixed Conductor: Ceo2 - Sm2O3 - Zro2 Solid Solution, W. Huang, P. Shuk, M. Greenblatt, M. Croft, Fanglin Chen, M. Liu

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solid solutions were synthesized for the first time by the hydrothermal method. The electrical properties of the solid solutions have been studied in air and under reducing conditions. Solid solutions with the fluorite structure were formed in all of the studied range of substitution after calcination at 1500°C. With increasing substitution up to 30 mol %, the electronic conductivity increases under a reducing atmosphere. The solid solution has good mixed electronic and ionic conductivity; the total conductivity is 0.42 S/cm at and 700°C with an estimated ionic conductivity of ca. .