Kenneth J. Takeuchi

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Hollandites (OMS-2) are an intriguing class of sorbents, catalysts, and energy storage materials with a tunnel structure permitting one-dimensional insertion and deinsertion of ions and small molecules along the c direction. A 7-fold increase in delivered capacity for Li/AgxMn8O16 electrochemical cells (160 versus 23 mAh/g) observed upon a seemingly small(More)
Battery systems have been developed that provide years of service for implantable medical devices. The primary systems utilize lithium metal anodes with cathode systems including iodine, manganese oxide, carbon monofluoride, silver vanadium oxide and hybrid cathodes. Secondary lithium ion batteries have also been developed for medical applications where the(More)
The combination of ex situ X-ray diffraction (XRD) and X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) measurements on 2D layered copper birnessite cathode materials for lithium ion battery applications provides detailed insight into both bulk-crystalline and localized atomic structural changes resulting from electrochemically driven lithium insertion and de-insertion.(More)
When electroactive nanomaterials are fully incorporated into an electrode structure, characterization of the crystallite sizes, agglomerate sizes, and dispersion of the electroactive materials can lend insight into the complex electrochemistry associated with composite electrodes. In this study, composite magnetite electrodes were sectioned using(More)
Magnetite (Fe3O4) is an abundant, low cost, environmentally benign material with potential application in batteries. Recently, low temperature coprecipitation methods have enabled preparation of a series of nanocrystalline magnetite samples with a range of crystallite sizes. Electrochemical cells based on Li/Fe3O4 show a linear increase in capacity with(More)
As a part of our on-going study on silver vanadium phosphorous oxides (Ag(x)V(y)O(z)PO(4)), we report here the first study of the electrochemical reduction of a low Ag/V ratio silver vanadium phosphorous oxide, Ag(0.48)VOPO(4)·1.9H(2)O. Reminiscent of Ag(2)VO(2)PO(4) reduction, in-situ formation of silver metal nanoparticles along with an associated(More)
A paradigm for concomitant control of crystallite size and composition of bimetallic composites via co-precipitation is introduced. Direct preparation of composites of silver ferrite and amorphous maghemite via nonstoichiometric synthesis was demonstrated. Notable impact on electrochemistry was observed, with ∼200% increase in reversible capacity for the(More)
Sodium vanadium oxide gels, Na(x)V(2)O(5)·nH(2)O, of varying sodium content (0.12 < x < 0.32) were prepared by careful control of an ion exchange process. The water content (0.23 > n > 0.01) and interlayer spacing were found to be inversely proportional to the sodium level (x), thus control of sodium (x) content provided a direct, chimie douce approach for(More)
The functional capacity of a battery is observed to decrease, often quite dramatically, as discharge rate demands increase. These capacity losses have been attributed to limited ion access and low electrical conductivity, resulting in incomplete electrode use. A strategy to improve electronic conductivity is the design of bimetallic materials that generate(More)
This study develops a tunable 3D nanostructured conductive gel framework as both binder and conductive framework for lithium ion batteries. A 3D nanostructured gel framework with continuous electron pathways can provide hierarchical pores for ion transport and form uniform coatings on each active particle against aggregation. The hybrid gel electrodes based(More)