Tungsten carbide-coated LiV3O8 cathodes with enhanced electrochemical properties for lithium metal batteries

Ki Yoon Bae, Choong Woon Lim, Sung Ho Cho, Byung Hyuk Kim, Woo Young Yoon

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The electrochemical behaviors of WC-coated LiV3O8 cathodes were investigated with a view to enhancing their electrochemical properties, minimizing local structural damage, and inhibiting dissolution of V into the electrolyte. The WC coating was deposited using plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition. The WC coating layer was examined using scanning electron microscopy with energy-dispersive X-ray analyzer and transmission electron microscopy. At a rate of 0.2 C, the initial discharge capacity increased from 252.5 mAh g-1 to 294.0 mAh g-1 because of the effect of the coating. The capacity retentions at a high current density (7.0 C) were 113.2% for the 100th cycle and 91.2% for the 200th cycle for WC-coated LiV3O8. The electrochemical properties of the WC-coated cathode were evaluated based on electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy and differential capacity curves. The properties of WC such as good electrical conductivity and high wear resistance improved the electrochemical properties of LiV3O8.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10613-10619
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Oct


  • Electrical conductivity
  • LiVO
  • Lithium metal battery
  • Tungsten carbide
  • Wear resistance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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