Influence of the composition on the electrochemical properties of cathode materials xLi2MnO3•(1–x)LiMn1/3Ni1/3Co1/3O2 for lithium-ion batteries


Lithium-rich transition metal complex oxides of the general composition xLi2MnO3• •(1–x)LiMO2 (M = MnaNibCoc, a + b + c = 1) were synthesized by coprecipitation and modified Pechini method. The influence of the oxide phase composition on their electrochemical performance as cathode materials was studied in lithium half-cells. Effects of the synthetic approach and synthesis conditions on the morphology and electrochemical characteristics of the materials obtained were considered. The composition 0.35Li2MnO3• •0.65LiMn1/3Ni1/3Co1/3O2 demonstrates the highest discharge capacity retention during cycling. The samples with discharge capacity of 290 mA h g–1 were obtained.

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Dedicated to Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences A. I. Konovalov on the occasion of his 85th birthday.

Published in Russian in Izvestiya Akademii Nauk. Seriya Khimicheskaya, No. 2, pp. 0293–0300, February, 2019.

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Pechen, L.S., Makhonina, E.V., Rumyantsev, A.M. et al. Influence of the composition on the electrochemical properties of cathode materials xLi2MnO3•(1–x)LiMn1/3Ni1/3Co1/3O2 for lithium-ion batteries. Russ Chem Bull 68, 293–300 (2019).

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Key words

  • complex inorganic oxides
  • coprecipitation method
  • Pechini method
  • cathode material
  • lithium-ion batteries