Electrochemical properties of ZrO2-doped V2O 5 amorphous powders with spherical shape and fine size

You Na Ko, Seung Ho Choi, Yun Chan Kang, Seung Bin Park

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Amorphous V2O5 powders with zirconia (ZrO 2) dopant are prepared by one-pot spray pyrolysis at temperatures above the melting temperature of V2O5. The powders with 7 wt % ZrO2 are completely spherical and dense with a clean surface, on which crystals of pure V2O5 powders are scarcely observed. The V2O5 powders with 7 wt % ZrO2 have uniformly distributed V and Zr components. The uniformly distributed Zr component disturbs the crystallization of V2O5 during the quenching of the melted powders. These powders also give smooth initial discharge curves with a single slope, which is typical to amorphous materials. The discharge capacities of the V2O5 powders with 7 wt % ZrO2 are 309, 269, and 222 mA h g-1 after the first, second, and 50th cycles, respectively, even at a high current density of 294 mA g-1. The capacity retention measured after the first cycle is 83% after 50 cycles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3234-3240
Number of pages7
JournalACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Apr 24
Externally publishedYes


  • Li-ion battery
  • amorphous material
  • cathode material
  • composite powders
  • spray pyrolysis
  • vanadium oxide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)


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