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FT-IR/ATR Study of Lithium Intercalation into Molybdenum Oxide Thin Film

Volume 47, Number 6 (June 1993) Page 749-752

Badilescu, Simona; Boufker, Khalid; Ashrit, P.V.; Girouard, Fernand E.; Truong, Vo-Van


Molybdenum oxide thin films are deposited by thermal evaporation and sputtering, and lithium is inserted by a dry lithiation method. The FT-IR/ATR technique is used to study the formation and evolution of lithium bronze and lithium molybdate species. The mechanism of lithium intercalation is found to be dependent on the method of film preparation. The involvement of water molecules in the kinetics of lithiation is stressed.