skip to main content


Title: Insights into the dual-electrode characteristics of layered Na 0.5Ni 0.25Mn 0.75O 2 materials for sodium-ion batteries

Sodium-ion batteries are now close to replacing lithium-ion batteries because they provide superior alternative energy storage solutions that are in great demand, particularly for large-scale applications. To that end, the present study is focused on the properties of a new type of dual-electrode material, Na 0.5Ni 0.25Mn 0.75O 2, synthesized using a mixed hydroxycarbonate route. Cyclic voltammetry confirms that redox couples, at high and low voltage ranges, are facilitated by the unique features and properties of this dual-electrode, through sodium ion deintercalation/intercalation into the layered Na 0.5Ni 0.25Mn 0.25O 2 material. This material provides superior performance for Na-ion batteries, as evidenced by the fabricated sodium cell that yielded initial charge discharge capacities of 125/218 mAh g -1 in the voltage range of 1.5-4.4 V at 0.5 C. At a low voltage range (1.5-2.6 V), the anode cell delivered discharge charge capacities of 100/99 mAh g -1 with 99% capacity retention, which corresponds to highly reversible redox reaction of the Mn 4+/3+ reduction and the Mn 3+/4+ oxidation observed at 1.85 and 2.06 V, respectively. The symmetric Na-ion cell, fabricated using Na 0.5Ni 0.25Mn 0.25O 2, yielded initial charge discharge capacities of 196/187 μAh at 107 μA. Lastly, these results encouragemore » the further development of new types of futuristic sodium-ion battery-based energy storage systems.« less
; ; ; ;
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 9; Journal Issue: 12; Journal ID: ISSN 1944-8244
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Research Org:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST); National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF); Argonne National Laboratory, Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD); USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 25 ENERGY STORAGE; Chargedischarge cycling; Dual electrode; Layered P2-type structure; Mixed hydroxy-carbonate; Symmetric sodium-ion batteries.
OSTI Identifier: