Lithium trivanadate (Li1+xV3O8) nanorods have been synthesized by the simple polymer precursor route using the polymer, polyvinyl pyrrolidone (PVP) as the complexing agent. Thermal behavior of the precursor has been studied by the differential
scanning calorimetry (DSC), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and differential thermal analysis (DTA) techniques. X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) studies confirm the formation of the compound. High resolution scanning electron microscopy (HRSEM) analysis
reveals the synthesized Li1.2V3O8 particles to be nanorods with an average diameter of 50 nm.
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