Year

2015

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials

Abstract

A high performance, flexible, efficient, and environmentally friendly energy storage system is very important for meeting the requirements of applications in future demand. The lithium ion battery is the ultimate candidate to address energy needs in the present and also in the future. In response to such needs, continuous improvement must be obtained in the lithium ion battery, and especially in its electrode materials. In my PhD study, facile and simple methods were utilized to fabricate the candidate materials with specific nanostructured configurations. The electrode materials investigated are high capacity transition-metal-oxide based materials, including vanadium pentoxide, molybdenum oxide, and molybdenum trioxide. Carbon sources such as mesoporous carbon and amorphous carbon were utilized in order to prepare composites. The as-prepared electrode materials have been characterized regarding their physical properties and electrochemical performance.

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