Frontiers of Materials Science

, Volume 11, Issue 2, pp 155–161 | Cite as

Facile synthesis and electrochemical properties of layered Li[Ni1/3Mn1/3Co1/3]O2 as cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries

  • Yingfang Zhu
  • Jingwei You
  • Haifu Huang
  • Guangxu Li
  • Wenzheng Zhou
  • Jin Guo
Research Article


A layered oxide Li[Ni1/3Mn1/3Co1/3]O2 was synthesized by an oxalate co-precipitation method. The morphology, structural and composition of the as-papered samples synthesized at different calcination temperatures were investigated. The results indicate that calcination temperature of the sample at 850°C can improve the integrity of structural significantly. The effect of calcination temperature varying from 750°C to 950°C on the electrochemical performance of Li[Ni1/3Mn1/3Co1/3]O2, cathode material of lithiumion batteries, has been investigated. The results show that Li[Ni1/3Mn1/3Co1/3]O2 calcined at 850°C possesses a higher capacity retention and better rate capability than other samples. The reversible capacity is up to 178.6 mA∙h∙g-1, and the discharge capacity still remains 176.3 mA∙h∙g-1 after 30 cycles. Moreover, our strategy provides a simple and highly versatile route in fabricating cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries.


Li[Mn1/3Ni1/3Co1/3]O2 cathode material oxalate co-precipitation lithiumion battery 


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This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 51571065 and 51271061) and the Natural Science Foundation of Guangxi (Grant Nos. 2013GXNSFGA 019007 and 2014GXNSFAA118340).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Guangxi Key Laboratory for Relativistic Astrophysics, Guangxi Colleges and Universities Key Laboratory of Novel Energy Materials and Related Technology, College of Physics Science and TechnologyGuangxi UniversityNanningChina
  2. 2.Guangxi Collaborative Innovation Center of Structure and Property for New Energy and Materials, School of Materials Science and EngineeringGuilin University of Electronic TechnologyGuilinChina

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