In order to eliminate the short fall due to PO4 group results in an intrinsic conductivity of the material, an attempt has been made to prepare carbon-coated VPO4/C via the sol-gel method as an anode in lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) and sodium-ion batteries (SIBs). The as-prepared materials well wrapped with carbon, the interaction of carbon offers an efficient pathway for the conduction of carrier electrons and ions (Li+/Na+) to utilize almost the entire power of active material. This material exhibits noteworthy performances in LIBs/SIBs, by delivering an initial discharge capacity of 989/536 mAh g−1 at current density 100 mA g−1 with a capacity retention of 73/52% for the cell cycled up to 100 times.
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All the authors from Alagappa University acknowledge the financial support by DST-SERB, New Delhi under the Physical sciences, grant sanctioned vide EMR/2016/006302. All the authors acknowledge for the financial support by BSR of University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi, India, PURSE and FIST schemes of Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi, India and Ministry of Human Resource Development RUSA- Phase 2.0 grant sanctioned to Alagappa University, vide Lt.No.F-24-51/2014 U Policy (TN Multi Gen), Dept. of Education, Government of India.
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Diwakar, K., Rajkumar, P., Subadevi, R. et al. Carbon scaffold VPO4 as an anode for lithium- and sodium-ion batteries. J Solid State Electrochem (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10008-020-04893-8