Two-dimensional V2O5 and manganese-doped V2O5 sheet network were synthesized by a one-step polymer-assisted chemical solution method and characterized by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, thermal-gravimetric analysis, and galvanostatic discharge-charge analysis. The V2O5 particles were covered with thin carbon layers, which remained after decomposition of the polymer, forming a network-like sheet structure. This V2O5 network exhibits a high capacity of about 300 and 600 mA•h/g at a current density of 100 mA/g when it was used as a cathode and anode, respectively. After doping with 5% molar ratio of manganese, the capacity of the cathode increases from 99 to 165 mA•h/g at a current density of 1 A/g (∼3 C). This unique network structure provides an interconnected transportation pathway for lithium ions. Improvement of electrochemical performance after doping manganese could be attributed to the enhancement of electronic conductivity.
- Lithium-ion battery
- Polymer-assisted solution method
- VO network
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)