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Atmospheric pressure chemical vapor deposition of nanorod-like metastable VO2 structures showed good electrochemical response and discharge capacity with minimal degradation for 500 scans. This route can be cost-effective for lithium – ion batteries with good performance if one considers its transfer in a roll-to-roll manufacturing process.  
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Atmospheric pressure chemical vapor deposition of α-Fe2O3 nanoparticles at 300 oC using 0.6 L min-1 N2 flow rate through the iron precursor bubbler presented an incorporated charge of 75 C cm-2 indicating reversibility after a period of 1400 s as obtained from chronoamperometry measurements.  Additionally, the charge transfer of Li+ across the α-Fe2O3 / electrolyte interface was enhanced presenting capacitance retention of 94 % after 500 scans.
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Hydrothermally grown ε-MnO2 at 95 oC has several unique characteristics, which makes it promising as high performance electrode material for lithium-ion batteries, including a. the high surface area of nanowires and b. the high specific discharge capacity of 910 mAh g-1 with capacitance retention of 98 % after 500 scans under constant specific current of 4 A g-1 indicating both high rate performance and good stability.
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Solar Energy Coatings

Solar energy coatings are thin films of materials that have properties tailored to meet requirements set by natural surroundings or electronically. The purpose of this group is the design and deposition of novel functional materials at the micro and nanoscale using low cost and environmentally up-scalable manufacturing technologies. Combining knowledge in chemistry, physics and engineering, we aim to understand the interface between materials chemistry and device engineering for applications ...
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