Preparation and Electrochemical Properties of VO2(B) Nano-Belts
The VO2(B) nanobelts with monoclinic phase were synthesized by a hydrothermal method at 220°C for 48 h in the absence of any surfactants. The electron energy loss spectrum (EELS) demonstrates that vanadium exists only in the 4+ oxidation state. The SEM and TEM images reveal a belt-like structure of the VO2(B) with the length of several micrometers, the width of 140 nm and the thickness of around 20nm and growth along the  crystal direction. Cyclic voltammetry (CV) and galvanostatic charge/discharge demonstrate that VO2(B) nano-belts electrode exhibits desirable electrochemical properties and the specific capacitance reaches up to 632.6F•g-1.
Y. L. Qiao et al., "Preparation and Electrochemical Properties of VO2(B) Nano-Belts", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 694, pp. 91-97, 2011