Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics

, Volume 29, Issue 17, pp 14668–14678 | Cite as

High rate cyclability of nickle-doped LiNi0.1Mn1.9O4 cathode materials prepared by a facile molten-salt combustion method for lithium-ion batteries

  • Hongli Bai
  • Wangqiong Xu
  • Junming GuoEmail author
  • Chang-wei Su
  • Mingwu Xiang
  • Xiaofang Liu
  • Rui Wang


Here we employed a facile low temperature molten-salt combustion method combined with two-stage calcination process to synthesize a series of Ni-doped spinel LiNi0.1Mn1.9O4 cathode materials. All the LiNi0.1Mn1.9O4 materials present well-defined cubic spinel structure with a representative Fd3m space group. With the elevated calcination temperature, the particle size and crystallinity increase simultaneously. Benefiting from the optimization of calcination temperature, the LiNi0.1Mn1.9O4 prepared at 600 °C reveals a favorable crystal structure and morphology consisted of homogeneous nanoparticles with a size of 90–110 nm. Consequently, the optimized LiNi0.1Mn1.9O4 cathode exhibits high rate capability and ultralong cycling stability with a discharge specific capacity of 97.1 mAh g−1 and a capacity retention of 63.5% after 1000 cycles at a high current rate of 10 and 25 °C. Even at a high-temperature of 55 °C, a high initial discharge capacity of 106.1 mAh g−1 and a good capacity retention of 79.0% is also obtained after 100 cycles at 5 C. Such an excellent electrochemical performance together with the facile synthesis approach may endow the as-prepared LiNi0.1Mn1.9O4 to be a promising practical application for high-power lithium-ion batteries.



This work was financially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (51462036, U1602273).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hongli Bai
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Wangqiong Xu
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Junming Guo
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  • Chang-wei Su
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Mingwu Xiang
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Xiaofang Liu
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Rui Wang
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Comprehensive Utilization of Mineral Resources in Ethnic RegionsYunnan Minzu UniversityKunmingPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Key Laboratory of Resource Clean Conversion in Ethnic Regions, Education Department of YunnanYunnan Minzu UniversityKunmingPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.Joint Research Centre for International Cross-border Ethnic Regions Biomass Clean Utilization in YunnanYunnan Minzu UniversityKunmingPeople’s Republic of China

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