, Volume 24, Issue 4, pp 1007–1017 | Cite as

Electrical, electrochemical, and cycling studies of high-power layered Li(Li0.05Ni0.7 − x Mn0.25Co x )O2 (x = 0, 0.1, 0.3, 0.5, and 0.7) cathode materials for rechargeable lithium ion batteries

  • A. Nichelson
  • K. Karuppasamy
  • S. Thanikaikarasan
  • P. Anil Reddy
  • Pratap Kollu
  • S. Karthickprabhu
  • X. Sahaya ShajanEmail author
Original Paper


The enriched lithium ion containing layered oxide cathode materials Li(Li0.05Ni0.7 − x Mn0.25Co x )O2 have been prepared by using facile sol–gel technique. The phase purity and crystalline nature of the layered oxide cathodes have determined by X-ray diffraction analysis. Surface morphology and elemental analysis have been carried out using scanning electron microscopy with energy dispersive analysis by X-rays and HR-TEM. Cyclic voltammetry analysis of the lithium-enriched cathode material shows a well redox performance at electrode–electrolytic interface. The Li(Li0.05Ni0.7 − x Mn0.25Co x )O2 cathode shows the most promising electrochemical properties under different conditions in which an appropriate rising of discharge capacity (i.e., 167 mAh g−1 at 0.5 C) and cycling stability (i.e., capacity retention: 83% at 1 C after 20 cycles, cutoff voltage 2.8–4.5 V) at ambient temperature. These unique properties allow the effective use of these cathode materials as positive electrodes for the development of rechargeable lithium ion batteries.

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Sol–gel technique Nanomaterials Li-ion batteries Cyclic voltammetry 



The author thankfully remember the help rendered by Dr. Hirankumar, C-SAR, PSNCET, Tirunelveli, for providing electrochemical workstation for the charge–discharge analysis. The author Dr. KKS gratefully acknowledges the Sophisticated Analytical Instrument Facility (SAIF), IIT Bombay, for providing HR-TEM and FE-SEM facilities and the Dongguk University-Seoul for their financial support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Nichelson
    • 1
    • 2
  • K. Karuppasamy
    • 3
  • S. Thanikaikarasan
    • 1
  • P. Anil Reddy
    • 4
  • Pratap Kollu
    • 5
    • 6
  • S. Karthickprabhu
    • 7
  • X. Sahaya Shajan
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Centre for Scientific and Applied Research, PSN College of Engineering and TechnologyTirunelveliIndia
  2. 2.St. Mother Theresa Engineering CollegeThoothukudiIndia
  3. 3.Division of Electronics and Electrical EngineeringDongguk University-SeoulSeoulSouth Korea
  4. 4.Department of Metallurgical Engineering and Materials ScienceIndian Institute of Technology BombayMumbaiIndia
  5. 5.CASEST, School of PhysicsUniversity of HyderabadHyderabadIndia
  6. 6.Department of PhysicsCavendish Laboratory, University of CambridgeCambridgeUK
  7. 7.K.Ramakrishnan College of TechnologyTrichyIndia

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