Synthesis and electrochemical properties of high capacity V2O5-δ cathodes

A. M. Kannan, A. Manthiram

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Metastable vanadium oxides V2O5-δ with 0.02 ≤ δ ≤ 0.23 have been synthesized by decomposing ammonium metavanadate under vacuum at 280-350°C. The samples have been characterized by X-ray diffraction, infrared spectroscopy, wet-chemical analyses, and scanning electron microscopy. An evaluation of the V2O5-δ oxides in lithium cells reveals that these oxides exhibit high capacities of over 300 mAh/g at 3.8-1.5 V. Although the total capacity occurs over a wide voltage range, moderate capacities of around 200 mAh/g could be readily realized in a narrow practical voltage window of 3.8-2.4 V. The V2O5-δ cathodes exhibit good cyclability over a wide range of temperatures (-30 to 60°C) with excellent safety characteristics as indicated by differential scanning calorimetry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)A990-A993
JournalJournal of the Electrochemical Society
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electrochemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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