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Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry

, Volume 23, Issue 2, pp 465–473 | Cite as

Enhancement of Nb-doping on the properties of LiFePO4/C prepared via a high-temperature ball milling–based method

  • Xuetian Li
  • Zhongbao ShaoEmail author
  • Kuiren Liu
  • Qing Zhao
  • Guangfu Liu
  • Binshi Xu
Original Paper
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Abstract

Li1-xNbxFePO4/C has been prepared by wet mechanical stirring–assisted high-temperature ball milling route. Wet mechanical stirring was considered to be effective to promote the dispersion of the precursor in solution. Effect of Nb-doping amount was explored for enhancing the properties of LiFePO4/C. The experimental results showed that Li0.98Nb0.02FePO4/C displayed a well-crystallized structure of LiFePO4 and excellent electrochemical performance. It exhibited that the initial discharge capacities were 164.9 mAhg−1 at 0.1 C and 118.8 mAhg−1 at a rate of 10 C, respectively. Moreover, it achieved a specific capacity of 114.3 mAhg−1 at a 10 C rate after 200 cycles with a capacity fading rate of 3.8%. Thus, Nb-doping is recommended as a beneficial technique to improve the electrochemical properties of LiFePO4.

Keywords

LiFePO4 Nb-doping Wet mechanical stirring High-temperature ball milling route Electrochemical property 

Notes

Funding information

This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 51704068) and the China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (No. 2017M610184).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of MetallurgyNortheastern UniversityShenyangPeople’s Republic of China

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