One-pot synthesis of mixed-valence MoO x on carbon nanotube as an anode material for lithium ion batteries

Jong Pil Jegal, Hyun Kyung Kim, Jeom Soo Kim, Kwang Bum Kim

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A mixed-valence MoO x /carbon nanotube nanocomposite was synthesized using a one-pot microwave-assisted hydrothermal reaction in which 5 nm MoO x nanoparticles were coated on the surfaces of carbon nanotube. The MoO x nanoparticles in the nanocomposite had mixed Mo4+ and Mo6+ valence states. Thus, the nanocomposite showed a discharge behavior corresponding to both MoO2 and MoO 3. The nanocomposite had a reversible discharge capacity of 900 mAh g-1 at a current density of 90 mA g-1, and could deliver discharge capacities of 770, 700, and 570 mAh g-1 at current densities of 450, 900, and 1800 mA g-1, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)218-223
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Electroceramics
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Oct 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry

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