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Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry

, Volume 23, Issue 1, pp 259–268 | Cite as

Improved electrochemical properties of LiNi0.8Co0.15Mn0.05O2 prepared using Mn3O4-coated Ni0.842Co0.158(OH)2

  • Yuhuan Zhou
  • Hang Dong
  • Guobiao LiuEmail author
  • Shaomin Li
  • Heng Liu
  • Jun Mei
  • Yanhua Cui
  • Hao LiuEmail author
Original Paper
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Abstract

Ni-rich cathode materials with core-shell structure are promising candidate materials for lithium-ion batteries, since they have excellent electrochemical properties. In this article, LiNi0.8Co0.15Mn0.05O2 was synthesized using Mn3O4-coated Ni0.842Co0.158(OH)2 as the precursor. SEM and EPMA results indicated that LiNi0.8Co0.15Mn0.05O2 possessed a perfect core-shell structure. The perfect core-shell structure originates from that Ni0.842Co0.158(OH)2 is uniformly coated by flocculent Mn3O4 particles. Galvanostatic charge/discharge measurements showed that the reversible capacities of the as-prepared LiNi0.8Co0.15Mn0.05O2 are 199, 178, and 143 mAh/g at 0.1, 1.0, and 5.0 °C, respectively. Meanwhile, compared to LiNi0.8Co0.15Mn0.05O2 prepared using Mn(OH)2-coated Ni0.842Co0.158(OH)2 as the precursor, the as-prepared material demonstrated a highly enhanced capacity retention of 96% after 200 cycles and 77.5% after 750 cycles, as well as enhanced start temperature of thermal runaway.

Keywords

Lithium batteries Ni-rich cathode material Core-shell Homogenous coating Mn3O4 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Chengdu Green Energy and Green Manufacturing Technology R&D Center, Chengdu Development Center of Science and TechnologyChina Academy of Engineering PhysicsChengduChina
  2. 2.College of Materials Science and EngineeringSichuan UniversityChengduChina
  3. 3.Department of Materials ScienceSichuan Engineering Technical CollegeDeyangChina
  4. 4.Institute of Electronic EngineeringChina Academy of Engineering PhysicsMianyangPeople’s Republic of China

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