Synthesis of manganese oxide nanostructures using bacterial soft templates

Hyun Woo Shim, Ah Hyeon Lim, Kyung Mi Min, Dong Wan Kim

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Manganese oxides with rod- and hollow-type nanostructures were prepared via bacterial templates, in a Bacillus subtilis-directed synthesis that utilized manganese oxide precursors initially prepared in a water-based system at room temperature. From diverse analyses, we observed that the obtained manganese oxide nanostructures are composed of single nanocrystals or small clusters of approximately 2 to 5 nm in diameter, and are attached onto the bacterial template with uniform distribution. Additionally, template removal through a calcining process revealed hollow-type manganese oxide nanostructures without decomposition of one-dimensional character. In addition, the lithium electroactivities of the as-synthesized samples were investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6747-6752
Number of pages6
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Nov 21
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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