Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry

, Volume 22, Issue 4, pp 1079–1089 | Cite as

Electrochemical properties and first-principle analysisof Na x [M y Mn1−y ]O2 (M = Fe, Ni) cathode

  • Debasis Nayak
  • Tanmay Sarkar
  • N. Vijay Prakash Chaudhary
  • Mridula Dixit Bharadwaj
  • Sudipto Ghosh
  • Venimadhav Adyam
Original Paper


Sodium-ion batteries are the commercially and environmentally viable next-generation candidates for automobiles. Structural and electrochemical aspects are greater concerns towards the development of a stable cathode material. Selecting transition metals and their composition greatly influences charge order, superstructures, and different voltage plateaus. This, in turn, influences transport properties and cyclic performance. This article aims to study the electrochemical performance, diffusivity, and structural stability of Na x [M y Mn1−y ]O2 (M = Fe, Ni) as cathode. Both experimental and DFT-based calculations apprehend the voltage plateaus due to redox reactions. The rate of cycling and the initial structure also influence the cycle life. The diffusion coefficient of P2-type Na0.67Fe0.5Mn0.5O2 for Mn3+/4+ redox reactions is more than that of the O3-type NaFe0.5Mn0.5O2 while it is less for Fe3+/4+ redox reactions, because of structural transition. The diffusion coefficient of NaNi0.5Mn0.5O2 is less for Ni2+/4+ redox reaction and is up to the order of 10−11 cm2 s−1.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Metallurgical and Materials EngineeringIndian Institute of TechnologyKharagpurIndia
  2. 2.Center for Study of Science, Technology and PolicyBangaloreIndia
  3. 3.Central Electro Chemical Research InstituteChennaiIndia
  4. 4.Cryogenic Engineering CentreIndian Institute of TechnologyKharagpurIndia

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