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See detailNbVO5 Mesoporous Thin Films by Evaporation Induced Micelles Packing: Pore Size Dependence of the Mechanical Stability upon Thermal Treatment and Li Insertion/Extraction
Krins, Natacha ULg; Bass, John D; Grosso, David et al

in Chemistry Of Materials (2011), 23(18), 4124-4131

Mesoporous thin films (MTFs) appear as an interesting architecture for positive electrodes in Li-ion energy storage systems because they offer high specific area and interconnected porosity presenting ... [more ▼]

Mesoporous thin films (MTFs) appear as an interesting architecture for positive electrodes in Li-ion energy storage systems because they offer high specific area and interconnected porosity presenting homogeneous pore size and wall thickness. However, it must be ascertained that the mesostructure survives template removal or/and crystallization and is retained on electrochemical cycling. In order to investigate the potentialities and limits of the soft-templating approach in the case of complex transition metal oxide networks, we deliberately selected a "difficult" compound: NbVO5 was chosen because it combines a challenging synthesis with reported severe structural distortions during the first lithium insertion in the bulk material. In this work, NbVO5 MTFs with different pore sizes were synthesized using the evaporation induced micelles packing (EIMP) method. PS-b-PEO diblock copolymers of different molar weights were used as structure directing agent in order to obtain wormlike porous networks with pore size and wall thickness ranging from 15 to 100 nm. Thermal ellipsometry analysis, used to track surfactant removal and crystallization of the layer, reveals that partial crystallization is possible while retaining the mesoporous architecture. Electron tomography complements result from environmental ellipsometric porosimetry, atomic force microscopy, and transmission electron microscopy to provide a comprehensive description of the structure. A multilayer process is also proposed to build crack-free thick mesoporous films. The mechanical stability of MTFs presenting three different pore sizes is tested by inserting Li(+) in amorphous NbVO5 MTFs using cyclic voltammetry. Capacity retention data show that the mechanical stresses associated with Li+ insertion are better accommodated by MTFs compared to nonporous films, and this ability is enhanced as the pore size decreases. [less ▲]

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See detailInvestigation of the preparation and activity of gold catalysts in the total oxidation of n-hexane
Cellier, Caroline; Lambert, Stéphanie ULg; Gaigneaux, Eric M. et al

in Applied Catalysis B : Environmental (2007), 70(1-4), 406-416

The factors affecting the preparation of Au/TiO2 catalysts and their activity in the total oxidation of n-hexane were investigated. The mechanism of gold deposition-precipitation is discussed through ... [more ▼]

The factors affecting the preparation of Au/TiO2 catalysts and their activity in the total oxidation of n-hexane were investigated. The mechanism of gold deposition-precipitation is discussed through comparison of the samples prepared by this method and others prepared by anion adsorption method. The influence of the pH and of the origin of TiO2 support used are additionally addressed. The difference of gold dispersion observed between the two methods is attributed to a difference of mobility of the gold precursors during the thermal treatment rather than to a difference of dispersion over the uncalcined samples. The mechanism of gold deposition-precipitation actually involves the reactions of gold hydroxy-chloride species with the surface. Another pan of the work, thus, concerned the use of the deposition-precipitation method to prepare a Au/MnO2 catalyst. It is shown that the activity of gamma-MnO2 is directly proportional to its surface area and that the deposition-precipitation procedure decreases the surface and activity of MnO2. However, the deposition of gold allows to avoid a too deep sintering of gamma-MnO2 and, thus, helps to somehow preserve its activity. (c) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailAg/SiO2, Cu/SiO2 and Pd/SiO2 cogelled xerogel catalysts for benzene combustion: Relationships between operating synthesis variables and catalytic activity
Lambert, Stéphanie ULg; Cellier, Caroline; Gaigneaux, Eric M et al

in Catalysis Communications (2007), 8(8), 1244-1248

The aim of this work is to explore the applicability of the sol-gel method for the preparation of Ag/SiO2, Cu/SiO2 and Pd/SiO2 catalysts and to see whether such a method can yield silver, copper and ... [more ▼]

The aim of this work is to explore the applicability of the sol-gel method for the preparation of Ag/SiO2, Cu/SiO2 and Pd/SiO2 catalysts and to see whether such a method can yield silver, copper and palladium species stabilized by the carrier in the case of benzene oxidation. So Ag/SiO2, Cu/SiO2 and Pd/SiO2 xerogel catalysts were synthesized by cogelation of tetraethoxysilane (TEOS) and chelates of Ag, Cu and Pd with 3-(2-aminoethylamino)-propyltrimethoxysilane (EDAS). The resulting catalysts are composed of completely accessible metallic crystallites with a diameter of about 3 nm located inside silica particles. (c) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailReactivity of precious metal and transition metal oxide catalysts towards the total oxidation of volatile organic compounds containing nitrogen or sulfur atom (N-VOCs or S-VOCs)
Cellier, Caroline; Ruaux, V.; Lahousse, C. et al

in Catalytic Combustion, volume 2 (2005, September)

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