High-performance of copper-doped vanadium pentoxide porous thin films cathode for lithium-ion batteries

  • Bingbing Hu
  • Li Li
  • Xin Xiong
  • Lijun Liu
  • Chunli Huang
  • Danmei YuEmail author
  • Changguo ChenEmail author
Original Paper


In this work, porous Cu-doped V2O5·nH2O thin film electrodes have been directly synthesized via low-temperature annealing and simple drop-casting method from V2O5/H2O2 sol with various concentration copper ion (Cu2+). It is interesting to find that the mass fraction of Cu2+ has effects on the morphologies, valence state of vanadium, and electrochemical performance of Cu-doped V2O5·nH2O thin film. When the mass fraction of Cu2+ is 1 wt.%, the obtained Cu-doped V2O5·nH2O thin film electrode shows network porous nanostructure. Moreover, it still shows high discharge specific capacity of 344 mAh g−1 at a current density of 250 mA g−1. Excellent cycling stability with only 0.14% per cycle degradation during 104 cycles can be obtained even at a high current density of 550 mA g−1. Improvement of electrochemical performance is attributed to unique network porous nanostructure, accelerating the lithium-ion transfer rate in the de-intercalation or intercalation process.


Vanadium pentoxide Copper-doped Thin film Lithium-ion batteries 


Funding information

This research work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (no. 21406021).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Chemistry and Chemical EngineeringChongqing UniversityChongqingChina

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