An improved cathodic material has been obtained by doping vanadium oxide hydrogel with silver. Silver-doped vanadium pentoxides with a silver molar fraction ranging from 0.01 to 1 were synthesized. With the successful doping, the electronic conductivity of V2O5 was increased by 2 to 3 orders of magnitude. The electrochemical performance of the silver doped materials is very high, up to 4 moles of lithium per mole of silver-doped V2O5 were found to be reversibly intercalated. In addition, the lithium diffusion coefficient is found to be high in the silver-doped material and with a smaller dependence on the lithium intercalation level. These enhancements resulted in high rates of insertion and delivered capacities.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1998|
|Event||Proceedings of the 1998 MRS Fall Symposium - Boston, MA, USA|
Duration: Dec 1 1997 → Dec 5 1997