A novel approach for real mass transformation from V2O5 particles to nanorods



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Glushenkov, A, Stukachev, V, Hassan, M, Kuvshinov, G, Liu, HK & Chen, Y (2008), A Novel Approach for Real Mass Transformation from V2O5 Particles to Nanorods, Crystal Growth and Design, 8(10), pp. 3661-3665.


A solid-state, mass-quantity transformation from V2O5 powders to nanorods has been realized via a two-step approach. The nanorods were formed through a controlled nanoscale growth from the nanocrystalline V2O5 phase created by a ball milling treatment. The nanorods grow along the [010] direction and are dominated by {001} surfaces. Surface energy minimiztion and surface diffusion play important roles in their growth mechanism. Real large quantity production can be achieved when the annealing process is conducted in a fluidized bed which can treat large quantities of the milled materials at once. The crystal orientation of nanorods provides an improved cycling stability for lithium intercalation.

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