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Title: Role of precursor chemistry in the direct fluorination to form titanium based conversion anodes for lithium ion batteries

In this study, a new synthetic route for the formation of titanium oxydifluoride (TiOF 2) through the process of direct fluorination via a fluidized bed reactor system and the associated electrochemical properties of the powders formed from this approach are reported. The flexibility of this synthetic route was demonstrated using precursor powders of titanium dioxide (TiO 2) nanoparticles, as well as a reduced TiO xN y. An advantage of this synthetic method is the ability to directly control the extent of fluorination as a function of reaction temperature and time. The reversible capacity of TiOF 2 anodes was found to depend greatly upon the precursor employed. The TiOF 2 synthesized from TiO 2 and TiO xN y showed reversible capacities of 300 mAh g -1 and 440 mAh g -1, respectively, over 100 cycles. The higher reversible capacity of the TiOF 2 powders derived from TiO xN y likely relate to the partial reduction of the Ti in the fluorinated electrode material, highlighting a route to optimize the properties of conversion electrode materials.
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  1. Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States)
  2. Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States); Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  3. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
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Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
RSC Advances
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 5; Journal Issue: 108; Journal ID: ISSN 2046-2069
Royal Society of Chemistry
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Country of Publication:
United States
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 25 ENERGY STORAGE; lithium ion; BET; battery; anode; fluorination
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