Composite of Li-rich Mn, Ni and Fe oxides as positive electrode materials for Li-ion battery

Tirupathi Rao Penki, D. Shanmughasundaram, Brij Kishore, A. V. Jeyaseelan, A. K. Subramani, N. Munichandraiah

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A porous layered composite of Li2MnO3 and LiMn1/3Ni1/3Fe1/3O2 (composition: Li1.2Mn0.53Ni0.13Fe0.13O2) is prepared by reverse microemulsion method employing tri-block co-polymer, F068 as a soft-polymer template. The Co-free composite is studied as a cathode material for Li-ion battery. Several samples are prepared by heating the precursor in the temperature range between 500 and 900°C. The N2 adsorption/desorption studies reveal that the product samples possess mesoporosity with broadly distributed pores around 15-50 nm diameter. Pore volume and surface area decrease by increasing the temperature of preparation. Charge-discharge, cycling and rate capability are investigated. The discharge capacity of the sample prepared at 900°C is about 170 mAh g-1 at a specific current of 25 mA g-1 with a good cycling stability. A value of 140 mAh g-1 is obtained at the end of 50 charge-discharge cycles. Discharge capacity of 91 mAh g-1 is obtained at a specific current of 206 mA g-1. A high rate capacity of the composite is attributed to its porous nature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)A1493-A1502
JournalJournal of the Electrochemical Society
Issue number8
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

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