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Title: Phase control of Mn-based spinel films via pulsed laser deposition

Abstract

Phase transformations in battery cathode materials during electrochemical-insertion reactions lead to capacity fading and low cycle life. One solution is to keep the same phase of cathode materials during cation insertion-extraction processes. Here, we demonstrate a novel strategy to control the phase and composition of Mn-based spinel oxides for magnesium-ion battery applications through the growth of thin films on lattice-matched substrates using pulsed laser deposition. Materials at two extreme conditions are considered: fully discharged cathode MgMn 2O 4 and fully charged cathode Mn 2O 4. The tetragonal MgMn 2O 4 (MMO) phase is obtained on MgAl 2O 4 substrates, while the cubic MMO phase is obtained on MgO substrates. Similarly, growth of the empty Mn 2O 4 spinel in the cubic phase is obtained on an MgO substrate. These results demonstrate the ability to control separately the phase of spinel thin films (e.g., tetragonal vs. cubic MMO) at nominally fixed composition, and to maintain a fixed (cubic) phase while varying its composition (MgxMn 2O 4, for x = 0, 1). As a result, this capability provides a novel route to gain insights into the operation of battery electrodes for energy storage applications.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [1];  [2]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Lemont, IL (United States)
  2. Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1350688
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1421262
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Applied Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 120; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 0021-8979
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Feng, Zhenxing, Chen, Xiao, Fister, Timothy T., Bedzyk, Michael J., and Fenter, Paul. Phase control of Mn-based spinel films via pulsed laser deposition. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4955135.
Feng, Zhenxing, Chen, Xiao, Fister, Timothy T., Bedzyk, Michael J., & Fenter, Paul. Phase control of Mn-based spinel films via pulsed laser deposition. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4955135.
Feng, Zhenxing, Chen, Xiao, Fister, Timothy T., Bedzyk, Michael J., and Fenter, Paul. Wed . "Phase control of Mn-based spinel films via pulsed laser deposition". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4955135. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1350688.
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title = {Phase control of Mn-based spinel films via pulsed laser deposition},
author = {Feng, Zhenxing and Chen, Xiao and Fister, Timothy T. and Bedzyk, Michael J. and Fenter, Paul},
abstractNote = {Phase transformations in battery cathode materials during electrochemical-insertion reactions lead to capacity fading and low cycle life. One solution is to keep the same phase of cathode materials during cation insertion-extraction processes. Here, we demonstrate a novel strategy to control the phase and composition of Mn-based spinel oxides for magnesium-ion battery applications through the growth of thin films on lattice-matched substrates using pulsed laser deposition. Materials at two extreme conditions are considered: fully discharged cathode MgMn2O4 and fully charged cathode Mn2O4. The tetragonal MgMn2O4 (MMO) phase is obtained on MgAl2O4 substrates, while the cubic MMO phase is obtained on MgO substrates. Similarly, growth of the empty Mn2O4 spinel in the cubic phase is obtained on an MgO substrate. These results demonstrate the ability to control separately the phase of spinel thin films (e.g., tetragonal vs. cubic MMO) at nominally fixed composition, and to maintain a fixed (cubic) phase while varying its composition (MgxMn2O4, for x = 0, 1). As a result, this capability provides a novel route to gain insights into the operation of battery electrodes for energy storage applications.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4955135},
journal = {Journal of Applied Physics},
number = 1,
volume = 120,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Jul 06 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Wed Jul 06 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
}

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