A new metastable phase of crystallized V2O4·0. 25H2O nanowires: Synthesis and electrochemical measurements

Mingdeng Wei, Hideki Sugihara, Itaru Homma, Masaki Ichihara, Haoshen Zhou

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Synthesis of a 1D structural nanowire of V2O4· 0.25H2O starting from V2O4 particles by a soft chemical process, using only the raw material and water, was described. A formation mechanism for the nanowires was proposed according to the scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction measurements. A route, which involves no catalysts and requires no expensive equipment, will offer great opportunities for the scale-up preparation of 1D nanostructured materials. Electrochemical measurements indicated that an electrode of V2O·0.25H2O nanowires shows reversible intercalation of lithium ions into/out of the layered matrix.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2964-2969
Number of pages6
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec 16
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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