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Title: Effect of Morphology and Manganese Valence on the Voltage Fade and Capacity Retention of Li[Li 2/12Ni 3/12Mn 7/12]O 2

We have determined the electrochemical characteristics of the high voltage, high capacity Li-ion battery cathode material Li[Li 2/12Ni 3/12Mn 7/12]O 2 prepared using three different synthesis routes: sol-gel, hydroxide co-precipitation, and carbonate co-precipitation. Each route leads to distinct morphologies and surface areas while maintaining the same crystal structures. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) measurements reveal differences in their surface chemistries upon cycling, which correlate with voltage fading. As expected, we observed the valence state of Mn on the surface to decrease upon lithiation, and this reduction is specifically correlated to discharging below 3.6V. Furthermore, the data shows a correlation of the formation of Li 2CO 3 with Mn oxidation state from the
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  1. Univ. of California, San Diego, CA (United States). Dept. of NanoEngineering
  2. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Materials Science & Technology Division
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725; AC02-05CH11231; 7056412
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 6; Journal Issue: 21; Journal ID: ISSN 1944-8244
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22); USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Vehicle Technologies Office (EE-3V)
Country of Publication:
United States
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 25 ENERGY STORAGE; cathode; high energy density; Li-excess; Li-ion battery; Li-rich; surface; XPS
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