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Vanadium oxides (VOx) and their related compounds have been received extensive attentions because of their special chemical and physical properties, which make them have a wide range of practical applications. VOx can offer high pseudocapacitance for energy storage due to its high electrochemical activity. Herein, 0D (nanoparticles), 1D (nanowires), 2D (nanosheets) & 3D (nanodonuts) VOx were successfully synthesized with assistance of glucose by a facile one-step hydrothermal method. The relationship between the structure and the electrochemical properties of VOx was investigated in detail. Among all the morphologies, the donut-like VOx displays the best pseudocapacitive performance under our reported conditions, with a specific capacitance as high as 225.8 F g−1 at a scan rate of 2 mV s−1. The synergy effect between multiple vanadium oxidation states (mixed-valence) and the donut-like geometry contributes to electrochemical properties. That is, the mixed-valence offers theoretical specific capacitance and the unique donut-like structure provides a more active surface and supported high-speed ionic and electronic transmission channels. The good electrochemical performance of the 0-3D VOx nanostructures indicates their high potential as electrode materials for supercapacitors.
- Three dimensions
- Vanadium oxides
- 1 Finished
Yu, A., Jiang, X. & Zhang, Z.
30/06/15 → 31/12/18
Office of the Vice-Provost (Research and Research Infrastructure)
Sean Langelier (Manager)Office of the Vice-Provost (Research and Research Infrastructure)