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Tungsten‐Doped Nanocrystalline V 6 O 13 Nanoparticles as Low‐Cost and High‐Performance Electrodes for Energy Storage Devices

Wang, S., Qin, J., Zhang, Y., Xia, F.ORCID: 0000-0002-4950-3640, Liu, M., Chen, H., Al‐Mamun, M., Liu, P., Rigway, R., Shi, G., Song, J., Zhong, Y.L. and Zhao, H. (2019) Tungsten‐Doped Nanocrystalline V 6 O 13 Nanoparticles as Low‐Cost and High‐Performance Electrodes for Energy Storage Devices. Energy Technology, 7 (8). Article 1801041.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1002/ente.201801041
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Abstract

Vanadium oxide (VOx) nanomaterials are promising candidates for energy storage devices, such as lithium‐ and sodium‐ion batteries and supercapacitors, in which many complicated structural designs and composite strategies are applied to harness the high theoretical capacity of these materials. Herein, a simple yet effective method to achieve improved performance of electrodes via tungsten doping in a green hydrothermal reaction is demonstrated. The evolution of three VOx phases (V2O5, VO2, and V6O13) during the synthesis of the VOx nanostructures is revealed by the systematic investigation of the reaction products. The dopants are critical for the formation of nanocrystalline structures. The as‐fabricated VOx is tested for lithium‐ion batteries, which shows that tungsten doping significantly improves the battery performance, including initial discharge capacity of the VOx (doped VOx = 615.2 ± 41.6 mAh g–1, undoped VOx = 377.9 ± 72.8 mAh g–1, and precursor V2O5 = 393.4 ± 74.0 mAh g–1), cycle stability, and rate performance. This research provides important insights into the understanding of the dopant‐induced phase tuning of VOx nanostructures for energy storage–related applications.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Engineering and Information Technology
Publisher: Wiley
Copyright: © 2019 WILEY‐VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/45425
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