Accession Number : ADA296965

Title :   Morphology and Properties of Vanadium Oxide Xerogels and Aerogels.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 1 Jun 94-31 May 95,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES DEPT OF MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Katz, B. ; Liu, W. ; Salloux, K. ; Chaput, F. ; Dunn, B.

PDF Url : ADA296965

Report Date : 14 JUL 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The high redox potential and ion insertion properties of vanadium pentoxide have made this material a viable cathode for secondary lithium batteries. The use of sol-gel methods to synthesize vanadium pentoxide and other transition metal oxides has been well studied as the technique represents a relatively simple approach for preparing thin films and powders. Although it is well known that sol-gel processing may be used to prepare high surface area aerogels, the research on transition metal oxides has been largely limited to xerogels. The present paper compares the properties, structures and morphologies of vanadate xerogels and aerogels. jg p.14

Descriptors :   *SURFACES, *OXIDES, *VANADIUM COMPOUNDS, IONS, SYNTHESIS, POWDERS, MORPHOLOGY, THIN FILMS, ELECTROCHEMISTRY, CATHODES, VIABILITY, STORAGE BATTERIES, LITHIUM BATTERIES, TRANSITION METAL COMPOUNDS, OXIDATION REDUCTION REACTIONS, VANADATES.

Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
      Physical Chemistry
      Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE