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, Volume 24, Issue 10, pp 2945–2955 | Cite as

Synthesis and electrochemical performance characterization of xLi3V2(PO4)3·yLiFe0.8Mn0.2PO4/C cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries

  • Pengjun Yang
  • Enshan Han
  • Lingzhi Zhu
  • Yanjing Han
  • Xingjiao Du
  • Ling Li
  • Lijun Dou
  • Tianying Li
  • Congcong Feng
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Abstract

The samples of xLi3V2(PO4)3·yLiFe0.8Mn0.2PO4/C (x:y = 1:0, 3:1, 1:1, 1:2, 0:1) are facilely prepared via a ball milling-assisted two-step sintering route. According to the results of Rietveld refinement, the xLi3V2(PO4)3·yLiFe0.8Mn0.2PO4/C (x, y ≠ 0) composites are composed of orthorhombic LiFe0.8Mn0.2PO4 and monoclinic L3V2(PO4)3. Electrochemical tests show that the faster reaction kinetics improve the electrochemical properties of the xLi3V2(PO4)3·yLiFe0.8Mn0.2PO4/C (x, y ≠ 0) composites, in which all multiphase composites release more than capacity of 100 mAh g−1 at 2C at the potential range of 2.5–4.5 V. In particular, the diffusion coefficient of lithium ion is in the magnitude of 10−7 to 10−9 cm2 s−1; Li3V2(PO4)3·2LiFe0.8Mn0.2PO4/C shows the highest specific capacity at the rate range of 0.1–2C and exhibits excellent long-term rate performance with capacity retention of 93.4% (relative to the initial discharge capacity) after 280 cycles at the rate of 5C.

Keywords

Lithium-ion battery Cathode materials Li3V2(PO4)3 LiFe0.8Mn0.2PO4 Doping 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pengjun Yang
    • 1
  • Enshan Han
    • 1
  • Lingzhi Zhu
    • 1
  • Yanjing Han
    • 1
  • Xingjiao Du
    • 1
  • Ling Li
    • 1
  • Lijun Dou
    • 1
  • Tianying Li
    • 1
  • Congcong Feng
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Chemical Engineering and TechnologyHebei University of TechnologyTianjinPeople’s Republic of China

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