Characteristics of LiCoO2, LiMn2O4 and LiNi0.45Co0.1Mn0.45O2 as cathodes of lithium ion batteries

  • Guo Hua-jun Email author
  • Li Xin-hai 
  • Zhang Xin-ming 
  • Zeng Su-ming 
  • Wang Zhi-xing 
  • Peng Wen-jie 
Materials Science and Engineering


LiNi0.45Co0.10Mn0.45O2 was synthesized from Li2CO3 and a triple oxide of nickel, cobalt and manganese at 950 °C in air. The structures and characteristics of LiNi0.45Co0.10Mn0.45O2, LiCoO2 and LiMn2O4 were investigated by XRD, SEM and electrochemical measurements. The results show that LiNi0.45Co0.10Mn0.45O2 has a layered structure with hexagonal lattice. The commercial LiCoO2 has sphere-like appearance and smooth surfaces, while the LiMn2O4 and LiNi0.45Co0.10Mn0.45O2 consist of cornered and uneven particles. LiNi0.45Co0.10Mn0.45O2 has a large discharge capacity of 140.9 mA · h/g in practical lithium ion battery, which is 33.4% and 2.8% above that of LiMn2O4 and LiCoO2, respectively. LiCoO2 and LiMn2O4 have higher discharge voltage and better rate-capability than LiNi0.45Co0.10Mn0.45O2. All the three cathodes have excellent cycling performance with capacity retention of above 89.3% at the 250th cycle. Batteries with LiMn2O4 or LiNi0.45Co0.10Mn0.45O2 cathodes show better safety performance under abusive conditions than those with LiCoO2 cathodes.

Key words

lithium ion batteries cathode LiCoO2 LiMn2O4 LiNi0.45Co0.10Mn0.45O2 

CLC number

TM912. 9 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guo Hua-jun 
    • 1
    Email author
  • Li Xin-hai 
    • 1
  • Zhang Xin-ming 
    • 2
  • Zeng Su-ming 
    • 2
  • Wang Zhi-xing 
    • 1
  • Peng Wen-jie 
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Metallurgical Science and EngineeringCentral South UniversityChangshaChina
  2. 2.School of Materials Science and EngineeringCentral South UniversityChangshaChina

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