Preparation of LiFePO4 mesocrystals consisting of nanorods through organic-mediated parallel growth from a precursor phase

Hiroaki Uchiyama, Hiroaki Imai

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Olivine-type LiFePO4 crystals were prepared from a precursor phase Fe3(PO4)2(H2O)8 by a reaction with LiOH under a hydrothermal condition. Particular rod-like units assembled in the same crystallographic orientation were formed in association with l-(+)-ascorbic acid as a reducing and capping agent. Fagot-like mesocrystals were constructed with the oriented rods through parallel growth by supplying abundant Fe2+ and PO43' ions from the precursor phase. An increase in the concentration of the organic additive decreased the unit size, and sheaf-like mesocrystals of LiFePO4 nanorods with high crystallinity and porous structure were obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1777-1781
Number of pages5
JournalCrystal Growth and Design
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Apr 7


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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