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Design and Properties of LiFePO4 Nano-materials for High-Power Applications

  • K. Zaghib
  • A. Mauger
  • J. B. Goodenough
  • C. M. Julien
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Part of the Nanostructure Science and Technology book series (NST)

Abstract

This chapter presents a review of the structural and physicochemical properties of LiFePO4 which is considered as the most advanced positive electrode for lithium-ion batteries. Depending on the synthesis, the fundamental properties can be modified because impurities poison this material. These impurities are identified, and a quantitative estimate of their concentrations is deduced from the combination of analytical methods. An optimized preparation provides materials with carbon-coated particles free of any impurity phase, insuring structural stability and electrochemical performance that justify the use of this material as a cathode element in new generation of lithium secondary batteries operating for powering hybrid electric vehicles and full electric vehicles.

Keywords

Carbon Coat LiFePO4 Particle FeO6 Octahedra LiFePO4 Powder LiFePO4 Sample 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Zaghib
    • 1
  • A. Mauger
    • 2
  • J. B. Goodenough
    • 3
  • C. M. Julien
    • 4
  1. 1.Institut de Recherche d’Hydro-Québec (IREQ)VarennesCanada
  2. 2.Institut de Minéralogie et Physique de la Matière Condensée (IMPMC)Université Pierre et Marie Curie-Paris-6ParisFrance
  3. 3.The University of Texas at AustinAustinUSA
  4. 4.Physicochimie des Electrolytes, Colloïdes et Sciences Analytiques (PECSA)Université Pierre et Marie CurieParisFrance

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