Template-free synthesis of NiO hollow microspheres covered with nanoflakes

Jian Liu*, Shangfeng Du, Lianqi Wei, Haidi Liu, Yajun Tian, Yunfa Chen

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α-Ni(OH)2 hollow microspheres precursors were synthesized without any template through a solvothermal method. Hydrolyzing NiCl2 in alkaline solution, the Ni(OH)2 hollow microspheres covered with a disordered covering of perpendicular nanoflakes were prepared. Subsequently, the similar microstructured NiO hollow microspheres with BET area around 222.8 m2/g and specific pore volume around 0.5 cm3/g were obtained by calcining the above precursor at 250-300 °C with a slow heating rate (about 1 K/min). The effects of the surfactant and the calcining temperature on the morphology and the mesostructure of the NiO hollow microspheres were also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3601-3604
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Letters
Issue number29-30
StatePublished - Dec 2006


  • Hollow microspheres
  • Microstructure
  • Nanomaterials
  • NiO
  • Solvothermal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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