Employing neutron and X-ray powder diffraction analysis we have found that the compound at composition LiV2O5 formed at ambient temperature on insertion of Li into V2O5 has a structure which has been significantly altered from that of the original V2O5. The V2O5 host acts as a layered compound at high lithium contents: weak VO bonds are broken and neighboring layers both shift and buckle to accommodate the inserted lithium ions. The inserted Li ions are in tetrahedral coordination with oxygen.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Ceramics and Composites
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Materials Chemistry