A novel attempt for employing brannerite type copper vanadate as an anode for lithium rechargeable batteries


Researchers are trying to find a novel anode material which is essential for taking lithium batteries to the next stage. Among the classical anodes, the conversion electrodes play a special role owing to their capability to provide a higher initial discharge capacity than the theoretical capacity. In this string, a new brannerite type copper vanadate conversion anode makes its impression in the lithium battery world. A poor capacity retention and voltage hysteresis exhibited by the typical conversion anode is the main obstruction to commercialize it for lithium batteries. But in the present work, a brannerite type copper vanadium oxide prepared by hydrothermal method has been used as a conversion anode for lithium batteries with approximately 100 % columbic efficiency and 70 % capacity retention. The low voltage hysteresis, better capacity retention, excellent columbic efficiency and better cyclability will make this material as a better choice to replace the conventional anode for lithium batteries in future.

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The authors M. Sivakumar, Fu-Ming Wang gratefully acknowledge the Department of Science and Technology and National Science Committee under Indo-Taiwan collaborative research project for providing the financial support to do this work.

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Prahasini, P., Subadevi, R., Wang, FM. et al. A novel attempt for employing brannerite type copper vanadate as an anode for lithium rechargeable batteries. J Mater Sci: Mater Electron 27, 3292–3297 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10854-015-4157-y

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  • Vanadium Oxide
  • Vanadium Pentoxide
  • Brannerite
  • Columbic Efficiency
  • Voltage Hysteresis