The structure of the lithium-inserted metal oxide δLiV2O5

R. J. Cava, A. Santoro, D. W. Murphy, S. M. Zahurak, R. M. Fleming, P. Marsh, R. S. Roth

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-71
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Solid State Chemistry
Issue number1
StatePublished - Nov 1 1986
Externally publishedYes

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


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