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Electroless nickel hydroxide: synthesis and characterization

Kamath, Vishnu P and Subbanna, GN (1992) Electroless nickel hydroxide: synthesis and characterization. In: Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, 22 (5). pp. 478-482.

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An electroless method of nickel hydroxide synthesis through the complexation-precipitation route which yields a fine particle material having a specific surface area of 178 m2 g–1 has been described. The morphology of this material as revealed by electron microscopy is distinctly different from the turbostratic nature of electrosynthesized nickel hydroxide. While the long range structure as shown by the X-ray diffraction pattern is similar to that of beta-Ni(OH)2, the short range structure as revealed by infrared spectroscopy incorporates characteristics similar to that of agr-Ni(OH)2. Cyclic voltammetry studies show that the electroless nickel hydroxide has a higher coulombic efficiency (>90%), a more anodic reversible potential and a higher degree of reversibility compared to the electrosynthesized nickel hydroxide and conventionally prepared nickel hydroxide.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Applied Electrochemistry
Publisher: springer
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Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Materials Research Centre
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2011 09:56
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2011 09:56
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/35211

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