R&D on lithium batteries in the USA: High-energy electrode materials

Boone B. Owens, William H Smyrl, Jun John Xu

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Recent trends in R&D on lithium battery technology in the USA continue to focus on high-performance batteries, polymer electrolyte systems and the development and production of batteries for specialty markets. Research on sol-gel derived amorphous vanadium and manganese oxides as high capacity, high-energy electrode materials has shown these morphologies are capable of reversibly intercalating very large amounts of lithium and they are attractive cathode candidates. Methods to improve the kinetics of these positive electrodes are showing promise.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)150-155
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Power Sources
StatePublished - Sep 1999
EventProceedings of the 1998 Ninth International Meeting on Lithium Batteries - Edingburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: Jul 12 1998Jul 17 1998

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Funding Information:
We gratefully acknowledge financial support from the U.S. Army Research Office and the Department of Energy for the research on high-energy electrode materials.


  • Aerogel
  • Lithium batteries
  • Manganese dioxide
  • Sol-gel
  • Vanadium pentoxide
  • Xerogel


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