Novel synthesis of high-capacity cobalt vanadate for use in lithium secondary cells

Yong Top Kim, Gopukumar, Kwang Bum Kim, Byung Won Cho

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The mild combustion synthesis of cobalt vanadate involving the reaction of V2O5, Co(NO3)2 and glycine as starting materials is reported. The synthesized material is annealed at 550°C and characterized by means of X-ray diffraction (XRD), cyclic voltammetry, and galvanostatic charge-discharge cycling techniques. XRD analysis indicates that the structure of the synthesized cobalt vanadate is amorphous. The initial delivered capacity is ∼275mAhg-1 in a Li//CoV2O5 cell at a current density of 0.05mAcm-2 when cycled between 2 and 4V using 1M LiClO4 in propylene carbonate as electrolyte. The capacity remains stable even after 10 cycles. The cobalt vanadate prepared by this new synthetic route is, therefore, a potential candidate for lithium secondary batteries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)504-508
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Power Sources
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Nov 14

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors wish to acknowledge the financial support of the Intelligent Microsystem Center ( ), Seoul, South Korea, which is carrying out one of the 21st century’s New Frontier R&D Projects sponsored by the Korea Ministry of Science and Technology. One of the authors, GK, thanks KOFST, Seoul, South Korea for the award of a Brain Pool Visiting Fellowship. GK also thanks CECRI, Karaikudi and CSIR, New Delhi for grant of leave.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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