Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A

, Volume 50, Issue 3, pp 1468–1479 | Cite as

Fabrication of Metal-Doped Hierarchical Trimodal Porous Li3V2(PO4)3/C Composites with Enhanced Electrochemical Performances for Lithium-Ion Batteries

  • He Wang
  • Longfang Li
  • Shulan WangEmail author
  • Xuan LiuEmail author
  • Li LiEmail author


Na/Cr-doped Li3V2(PO4)3/C composites with a hierarchical trimodal porous structure, including micro-, meso-, and macropores, are synthesized by a feasible ice-templating method and investigated as cathodes for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs). Na and Cr doping decrease the charge transfer resistance of Li3V2(PO4)3/C and increase the diffusion coefficient of Li ions within the three-dimensional interconnected network, resulting in enhancement of both the capacity and rate performances of hierarchical porous Li3V2(PO4)3/C with maximized electrochemical performances at a doping level of x = 0.04. Cr doping shows a higher enhancement than Na in the capacity of Li3V2(PO4)3. As-prepared Cr-doped Li3V1.96Cr0.04(PO4)3/C shows the high capacity and rate performance of 116.8 mAh g−1 at 10 C as well as an excellent cyclability. This work provides a simple and feasible method to fabricate metal-doped hierarchical trimodal porous cathode materials and deepens our understanding on design of high-performance electrode materials for LIBs.



This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 51574062).

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The authors express no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Chemistry, School of ScienceNortheastern UniversityShenyangP.R. China
  2. 2.School of MetallurgyNortheastern UniversityShenyangP.R. China

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