Transport Properties of Nanostructured Li2TiO3 Anode Material Synthesized by Hydrothermal Method (Version 2, Approved)
|Reviewer 1 Zeferino Gamiño-Arroyo University of Guanajuato||Reviewer 2 Fabio Bottari University of Antwerp|
Approved with revisions
Lakshmi-Narayana, A.; Hussain, O.M.; Mauger, A.; Julien, C. Transport Properties of Nanostructured Li2TiO3 Anode Material Synthesized by Hydrothermal Method. Sci 2019, 1, 56.
Lakshmi-Narayana A, Hussain OM, Mauger A, Julien C. Transport Properties of Nanostructured Li2TiO3 Anode Material Synthesized by Hydrothermal Method. Sci. 2019; 1(3):56.Chicago/Turabian Style
Lakshmi-Narayana, Ambadi; Hussain, Obili M.; Mauger, Alain; Julien, Christian. 2019. "Transport Properties of Nanostructured Li2TiO3 Anode Material Synthesized by Hydrothermal Method." Sci 1, no. 3: 56.
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University of Guanajuato
The article presents a very interesting work on transport properties of nanostructured material Li2TiO3.
There are many results of experiments and analysis and the results are presented correctly.
The quality of Figure 5, and Figure 7 must be improved to clarify the results.
Response to Reviewer 1Sent on 11 Jul 2020 by Ambadi Lakshmi-Narayana, Obili M. Hussain, Alain Mauger, Christian M. Julien
University of Antwerp
The paper reports the synthesis of Li2TiO3 nano powders for anode material in lithium-ion batteries and their morphological and electrochemical characterization. The experimental work is well-articulated and presented and the manuscript needs only minor adjustments. Below some detailed comments:
Abstract: Try to avoid acronym and abbreviations as much as possible.
3.2 Surface Morphology: The FESEM characterization was done with material calcinated at 800° C for 6 h, while in materials and method the calcination time is 2h. Can you explain this difference?
3.3 Electrical Transport: The resolution of Fig. 5 is very low. You also stated that two semicircles can be observed in the Nyquist plot for higher temperature (>400° C) but with the current graph is not really clear. You could separate Fig5 A from the rest and make the magnification in the inset more clear.
In Fig.5(a) how do you explain the trend of the last 3 points of each Nyquist plot?
Please report the equivalent circuit used to fit the data.