Room temperature synthesis of the larger power, high silver density cathode material Ag 4V 2O 6F 2 for implantable cardioverter defibrillators

Thomas A. Albrecht, Frédéric Sauvage, Vincent Bodenez, Jean Marie Tarascon, Kenneth R. Poeppelmeier

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New cathode materials will lead to technological advances for implantable cardioverter defibrillators, ICDs, such as reduced size and increased performance of the device. While the industry standard silver vanadium oxide Ag 2V 4On 11 exhibits great chemical/ electrochemical stability, dense silver oxide fluoride materials are advantageous because of high crystal density that can result in an increased capacity above 3 V. This report highlights the reactivity at room temperature between Ag 2O and V 2O 5 in an aqueous HF solution which affords a rapid precipitation of sub-micrometer sized Ag 4V 2O 6F 2 (SVOF), a high capacity Li-battery cathode material. This system opens new and novel synthetic strategies in the design of new oxide fluoride materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3017-3020
Number of pages4
JournalChemistry of Materials
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - Jul 14 2009


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Chemistry

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