A novel approach for real mass transformation from V2O5 particles to nanorods
Crystal Growth & Design, 8(10), pp 3661-3665, 2008-10
A solid-state, mass-quantity transformation from V2O5 powders to nanorods has been realized via a two-step approach. The nanorods were formed through a controlled nanoscale growth from the nanocrystalline V205 phase created by a ball milling treatment. The nanorods grow along the  direction and are dominated by  surfaces. Sur-face energy minimization and surface diffusion play important roles in their growth mechanism. Real large quantity production can be achieved when the annealing process is conducted in a fluidized bed which can treat large quantities of the milled materials at once. The crystal orientation of nanorods provides an improved cycling stability for lithium intercalation.