Electrochemical properties of spherically shaped dense V 2O 5 cathode powders prepared directly by spray pyrolysis

You Na Ko, Jung Hyun Kim, Seung Ho Choi, Yun Chan Kang

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Spherically shaped vanadium pentoxide (V 2O 5) cathode powders with porous or dense morphologies are prepared directly via spray pyrolysis by varying the preparation temperatures between 600 and 1000 °C. The powders prepared at 600 °C consist of nanometer-sized rod-shaped crystals with porous structures. The V 2O 5 powders prepared at 1000 °C have spherical shapes, clean surfaces, and dense structures, because of complete melting of the powders that occurs inside the hot-wall reactor. The Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) surface areas of the V 2O 5 powders decrease from 24.7 to 3.2 m 2 g -1 when the preparation temperature increases from 600 to 1000 °C. The V 2O 5 powders prepared at 1000 °C have better cycle properties than those prepared at 600 and 800 °C. The discharge capacity of the V 2O 5 powders prepared at 1000 °C decreases from 432 mAh g -1 to 263 mAh g -1 after 20 cycles, in which the capacity retention is 61%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)84-91
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Power Sources
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Aug 1



  • Cathode material
  • Lithium battery
  • Spray pyrolysis
  • Vanadium pentoxide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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