DOI: 10.1002/smll.202306790 ISSN: 1613-6810

Amorphous Vanadium Oxides with Dual ion Storage Mechanism for High‐Performance Aqueous Zinc ion Batteries

Yandong Ma, Weinan Cao, Yonghang Liu, Qiulin Li, Shinan Cai, Shu‐juan Bao, Maowen Xu
  • Biomaterials
  • Biotechnology
  • General Materials Science
  • General Chemistry


Owing to the extremely limited structural deformation caused by the introduction of guest ions that their rigid structure can sustain, crystalline materials typically fail owing to structural collapse when utilized as electrode materials. Amorphous materials, conversely, are more resistant to volume expansion during dynamic ion transport and can introduce a lot of defects as active sites. Here, The amorphous polyaniline‐coated/intercalated V2O5·nH2O (PVOH) nanowires are prepared by in situ chemical oxidation combined with self‐assembly strategy, which exhibited impressive electrochemical properties because of its short‐range ordered crystal structure, oxygen vacancy/defect‐rich, improved electronic channels, and ionic channels. Through in situ techniques, the energy storage mechanism of its Zn2+/H+ co‐storage is investigated and elucidated. Additionally, this work provides new insights and perspectives for the investigation and application of amorphous cathodes for aqueous zinc ion batteries.

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