In this research, an eldfellite-type material containing V as a transition metal, NaV(SO4)2, was investigated to achieve higher potentials and capacities through the use of a multi-redox pair. Average working potentials of 3.9 and 2.1 V vs. Na/Na+ were observed, and a large reversible capacity of 102 mA h g−1 was obtained over a wide potential range. Moreover, X-ray absorption near-edge structure and near-edge X-ray absorption fine structure measurements revealed that only V contributes to the charge compensation in the sodiation/desodiation process at low potentials, whereas both V and O contribute to the desodiation/sodiation process at high potentials. This phenomenon was also supported by the density of states and Bader charge analysis based on the DFT calculations.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Chemistry (miscellaneous)
- Materials Science(all)