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Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry

, Volume 21, Issue 2, pp 437–445 | Cite as

Porous, hollow Li1.2Mn0.53Ni0.13Co0.13O2 microspheres as a positive electrode material for Li-ion batteries

  • Shanmughasundaram Duraisamy
  • Tirupathi Rao Penki
  • Brij Kishore
  • Prabeer Barpanda
  • Prasant Kumar Nayak
  • Doron Aurbach
  • Nookala MunichandraiahEmail author
Original Paper

Abstract

A porous, hollow, microspherical composite of Li2MnO3 and LiMn1/3Co1/3Ni1/3O2 (composition: Li1.2Mn0.53Ni0.13Co0.13O2) was prepared using hollow MnO2 as the sacrificial template. The resulting composite was found to be mesoporous; its pores were about 20 nm in diameter. It also delivered a reversible discharge capacity value of 220 mAh g−1 at a specific current of 25 mA g−1 with excellent cycling stability and a high rate capability. A discharge capacity of 100 mAh g−1 was obtained for this composite at a specific current of 1000 mA g−1. The high rate capability of this hollow microspherical composite can be attributed to its porous nature.

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Keywords

Sacrificial MnO2 template Hollow microspheres Lithium excess manganese oxide composite High discharge capacity High rate capability 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors thank the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, for funding this work as part of the India–Israel project. The authors also acknowledge the Saha Institute for Nuclear Physics, India, for facilitating the synchrotron experiments at the Indian Beamline (BL-18B), KEK Photon Factory (KEK-PF), Japan.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shanmughasundaram Duraisamy
    • 1
  • Tirupathi Rao Penki
    • 1
  • Brij Kishore
    • 1
  • Prabeer Barpanda
    • 2
  • Prasant Kumar Nayak
    • 3
  • Doron Aurbach
    • 3
  • Nookala Munichandraiah
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Inorganic and Physical ChemistryIndian Institute of ScienceBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Faraday Materials Laboratory, Materials Research CentreIndian Institute of ScienceBangaloreIndia
  3. 3.Department of ChemistryBar-Ilan UniversityRamat-GanIsrael

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