Mixed transition-metal oxides : Design, synthesis, and energy-related applications

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review

1974 Scopus Citations
View graph of relations



Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1488-1504
Journal / PublicationAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 3 Feb 2014
Externally publishedYes


A promising family of mixed transition-metal oxides (MTMOs) (designated as A<sub>x</sub>B<sub>3-x</sub>O<sub>4</sub>; A, B=Co, Ni, Zn, Mn, Fe, etc.) with stoichiometric or even non-stoichiometric compositions, typically in a spinel structure, has recently attracted increasing research interest worldwide. Benefiting from their remarkable electrochemical properties, these MTMOs will play significant roles for low-cost and environmentally friendly energy storage/conversion technologies. In this Review, we summarize recent research advances in the rational design and efficient synthesis of MTMOs with controlled shapes, sizes, compositions, and micro-/nanostructures, along with their applications as electrode materials for lithium-ion batteries and electrochemical capacitors, and efficient electrocatalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction in metal-air batteries and fuel cells. Some future trends and prospects to further develop advanced MTMOs for next-generation electrochemical energy storage/conversion systems are also presented. Full of energy: Recent advances in the rational design and synthesis of mixed transition-metal oxides (MTMOs, designated as A<sub>x</sub>B<sub>3-x</sub>O<sub>4</sub>) with controllable compositions and structures and their applications in various electrochemical energy storage/conversion technologies are summarized and discussed (see picture). Future trends and prospects for their further development are also discussed. Copyright © 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

Research Area(s)

  • energy storage/conversion, lithium-ion batteries, mixed metal oxides, oxygen reduction, supercapacitors

Bibliographic Note

Publication details (e.g. title, author(s), publication statuses and dates) are captured on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis at the time of record harvesting from the data source. Suggestions for further amendments or supplementary information can be sent to lbscholars@cityu.edu.hk.

Citation Format(s)

Mixed transition-metal oxides: Design, synthesis, and energy-related applications. / Yuan, Changzhou; Wu, Hao Bin; Xie, Yi et al.
In: Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, Vol. 53, No. 6, 03.02.2014, p. 1488-1504.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review