Growth and dissolution of NaO2 in an ether-based electrolyte as the discharge product in the Na-O-2 cell



Aldous, Iain M and Hardwick, Laurence J ORCID: 0000-0001-8796-685X
(2018) Growth and dissolution of NaO2 in an ether-based electrolyte as the discharge product in the Na-O-2 cell. CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, 54 (28). pp. 3444-3447.

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Abstract

The deposition and dissolution of sodium superoxide (NaO2) was investigated by atomic force microscopy. Rectangular prisms consisting of 8 smaller sub-structures grew from NaO2 platelets, when discharged in 0.5 M NaClO4, diethylene glycol dimethyl ether on highly ordered pyrolytic graphite. During oxidation the 8 sub-structures are conserved. Ring-like structures of Na2CO3 of 200 nm diameter remain at the end of oxidation.

Item Type: Article
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2018 10:24
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2023 01:13
DOI: 10.1039/c7cc08201k
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3028727