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Title: Synthesis, characterization and electrochemmistry of lithium battery electrodes : xLi{sub 2}MnO{sub 3}{center_dot}(1-x)LiMn{sub 0.333}Ni{sub 0.333}Co{sub 0.333}O{sub2} (0{le}x{le}0.7).

Abstract

Lithium- and manganese-rich layered electrode materials, represented by the general formula xLi{sub 2}MnO{sub 3} {center_dot} (1-x)LiMO{sub 2} in which M is Mn, Ni, and Co, are of interest for both high-power and high-capacity lithium ion cells. In this paper, the synthesis, structural and electrochemical characterization of xLi{sub 2}MnO{sub 3} {center_dot} (1-x)LiMn{sub 0.333}Ni{sub 0.333}Co{sub 0.333}O{sub 2} electrodes over a wide compositional range (0 {le} x {le} 0.7) is explored. Changes that occur to the compositional, structural, and electrochemical properties of the electrodes as a function of x and the importance of using a relatively high manganese content and a high charging potential (>4.4 V) to generate high capacity (>200 mAh/g) electrodes are highlighted. Particular attention is given to the electrode composition 0.3Li{sub 2}MnO{sub 3} {center_dot} 0.7LiMn{sub 0.333}Ni{sub 0.333}Co{sub 0.333}O{sub 2} (x = 0.3) which, if completely delithiated during charge, yields Mn{sub 0.533}Ni{sub 0.233}Co{sub 0.233}O{sub 2}, in which the manganese ions are tetravalent and, when fully discharged, LiMn{sub 0.533}Ni{sub 0.233}Co{sub 0.233}O{sub 2}, in which the average manganese oxidation state (3.44) is marginally below that expected for a potentially damaging Jahn-Teller distortion (3.5). Acid treatment of 0.3Li{sub 2}MnO{sub 3} {center_dot} 0.7LiMn{sub 0.333}Ni{sub 0.333}Co{sub 0.333}O{sub 2} composite electrode structures with 0.1 M HNO{sub 3}more » chemically activates the Li{sub 2}MnO{sub 3} component and essentially eliminates the first cycle capacity loss but damages electrochemical behavior, consistent with earlier reports for Li{sub 2}MnO{sub 3}-stabilized electrodes. Differences between electrochemical and chemical activation of the Li{sub 2}MnO{sub 3} component are discussed. Electrochemical charge/discharge profiles and cyclic voltammogram data suggest that small spinel-like regions, generated in cycled manganese-rich electrodes, serve to stabilize the electrodes, particularly at low lithium loadings (high potentials). The study emphasizes that, for high values of x, a relatively small LiMO{sub 2} concentration stabilizes a layered Li{sub 2}MnO{sub 3} electrode to reversible lithium insertion and extraction when charged to a high potential.« less

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
EE
OSTI Identifier:
985118
Report Number(s):
ANL/CSE/JA-62274
Journal ID: ISSN 0897-4756; ISSN 1520-5002; TRN: US1006079
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Chem. Mater.
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 20; Journal Issue: 19 ; 2008; Journal ID: ISSN 0897-4756
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
ENGLISH
Subject:
74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; CAPACITY; CHEMICAL ACTIVATION; ELECTRODES; LITHIUM; LITHIUM IONS; MANGANESE; MANGANESE IONS; SYNTHESIS; VALENCE; ELECTROCHEMISTRY

Citation Formats

Johnson, C S, Li, N, Lefief, C, Vaughey, J T, Thackeray, M M, and Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division. Synthesis, characterization and electrochemmistry of lithium battery electrodes : xLi{sub 2}MnO{sub 3}{center_dot}(1-x)LiMn{sub 0.333}Ni{sub 0.333}Co{sub 0.333}O{sub2} (0{le}x{le}0.7).. United States: N. p., 2008. Web. doi:10.1021/cm801245r.
Johnson, C S, Li, N, Lefief, C, Vaughey, J T, Thackeray, M M, & Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division. Synthesis, characterization and electrochemmistry of lithium battery electrodes : xLi{sub 2}MnO{sub 3}{center_dot}(1-x)LiMn{sub 0.333}Ni{sub 0.333}Co{sub 0.333}O{sub2} (0{le}x{le}0.7).. United States. doi:10.1021/cm801245r.
Johnson, C S, Li, N, Lefief, C, Vaughey, J T, Thackeray, M M, and Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division. Tue . "Synthesis, characterization and electrochemmistry of lithium battery electrodes : xLi{sub 2}MnO{sub 3}{center_dot}(1-x)LiMn{sub 0.333}Ni{sub 0.333}Co{sub 0.333}O{sub2} (0{le}x{le}0.7).". United States. doi:10.1021/cm801245r.
@article{osti_985118,
title = {Synthesis, characterization and electrochemmistry of lithium battery electrodes : xLi{sub 2}MnO{sub 3}{center_dot}(1-x)LiMn{sub 0.333}Ni{sub 0.333}Co{sub 0.333}O{sub2} (0{le}x{le}0.7).},
author = {Johnson, C S and Li, N and Lefief, C and Vaughey, J T and Thackeray, M M and Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division},
abstractNote = {Lithium- and manganese-rich layered electrode materials, represented by the general formula xLi{sub 2}MnO{sub 3} {center_dot} (1-x)LiMO{sub 2} in which M is Mn, Ni, and Co, are of interest for both high-power and high-capacity lithium ion cells. In this paper, the synthesis, structural and electrochemical characterization of xLi{sub 2}MnO{sub 3} {center_dot} (1-x)LiMn{sub 0.333}Ni{sub 0.333}Co{sub 0.333}O{sub 2} electrodes over a wide compositional range (0 {le} x {le} 0.7) is explored. Changes that occur to the compositional, structural, and electrochemical properties of the electrodes as a function of x and the importance of using a relatively high manganese content and a high charging potential (>4.4 V) to generate high capacity (>200 mAh/g) electrodes are highlighted. Particular attention is given to the electrode composition 0.3Li{sub 2}MnO{sub 3} {center_dot} 0.7LiMn{sub 0.333}Ni{sub 0.333}Co{sub 0.333}O{sub 2} (x = 0.3) which, if completely delithiated during charge, yields Mn{sub 0.533}Ni{sub 0.233}Co{sub 0.233}O{sub 2}, in which the manganese ions are tetravalent and, when fully discharged, LiMn{sub 0.533}Ni{sub 0.233}Co{sub 0.233}O{sub 2}, in which the average manganese oxidation state (3.44) is marginally below that expected for a potentially damaging Jahn-Teller distortion (3.5). Acid treatment of 0.3Li{sub 2}MnO{sub 3} {center_dot} 0.7LiMn{sub 0.333}Ni{sub 0.333}Co{sub 0.333}O{sub 2} composite electrode structures with 0.1 M HNO{sub 3} chemically activates the Li{sub 2}MnO{sub 3} component and essentially eliminates the first cycle capacity loss but damages electrochemical behavior, consistent with earlier reports for Li{sub 2}MnO{sub 3}-stabilized electrodes. Differences between electrochemical and chemical activation of the Li{sub 2}MnO{sub 3} component are discussed. Electrochemical charge/discharge profiles and cyclic voltammogram data suggest that small spinel-like regions, generated in cycled manganese-rich electrodes, serve to stabilize the electrodes, particularly at low lithium loadings (high potentials). The study emphasizes that, for high values of x, a relatively small LiMO{sub 2} concentration stabilizes a layered Li{sub 2}MnO{sub 3} electrode to reversible lithium insertion and extraction when charged to a high potential.},
doi = {10.1021/cm801245r},
journal = {Chem. Mater.},
issn = {0897-4756},
number = 19 ; 2008,
volume = 20,
place = {United States},
year = {2008},
month = {1}
}