Journal of Electroceramics

, Volume 31, Issue 1–2, pp 176–180 | Cite as

Synthesis of nanostructured Li2MnSiO4/C using a microwave assisted sol–gel process with water as a base solvent

  • Jeon-Jin Choi
  • Soo Kim
  • Won-Bin Im
  • Wonyoung Chang
  • Byung-Won Cho
  • Jong Hak Kim
  • Hee-Lack Choi
  • Kyung Yoon Chung
Article

Abstract

Microwave assisted sol–gel method is used to fabricate nanostructured Li2MnSiO4/C composites. Our process has the advantages in homogenous heating and reduced reaction time. In addition, the water is used as a base solvent while the conventional microwave-solvothermal method use the organic solvent as the base solvent, which makes our process much more safe and economical. Here, our prepared Li2MnSiO4/C composite exhibits an enhanced discharge capacity of 173.1 mAh g−1, compared to the conventional processes.

Keywords

Lithium-ion batteries Cathodes Microwave assisted sol–gel process Lithium manganese silicate 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeon-Jin Choi
    • 1
    • 2
  • Soo Kim
    • 1
  • Won-Bin Im
    • 1
    • 3
  • Wonyoung Chang
    • 1
  • Byung-Won Cho
    • 1
  • Jong Hak Kim
    • 2
  • Hee-Lack Choi
    • 3
  • Kyung Yoon Chung
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Energy ConvergenceKorea Institute of Science and TechnologySeoulRepublic of Korea
  2. 2.Energy Materials LaboratoryYonsei UniversitySeoulRepublic of Korea
  3. 3.Department of Materials Science and EngineeringPukyong National UniversityBusanRepublic of Korea

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