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Large Scale Preparation of β-AgVO3 Nanowires Using a Novel Sonochemical Route

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A large number of β-AgVO3 nanowires with diameter of 30–60 nm, and length of 1.5–3 μm have been successfully synthesized by a simple and facile low-temperature sonochemical route. The morphologies and structures of the nanowires were characterized by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning transmission electron microscopy (SEM), and thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA). Cyclic voltammetry and charge–discharge experiments were applied to characterize the electrochemical properties of the nanowires as cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries. In the initial discharge and charge process, the as-prepared β-AgVO3 nanowires showed the initial charge and discharge capacities of 69 and 102 (mAh)/g, respectively. It is anticipated that the β-AgVO3 nanostructures are promising cathode candidates in the application of primary lithium-ion batteries.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 01 June 2008

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