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Title: Structural and electrical properties of nanostructured Ni{sub 0.25}Co{sub 0.75}MnP{sub 2}O{sub 7}

Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • Nanostructured pyrophosphate Ni{sub 0.25}Co{sub 0.75}MnP{sub 2}O{sub 7} were synthesized and characterized by XRD and SEM. • The ac-conductivity at different values of temperature for Ni{sub 0.25}Co{sub 0.75}MnP{sub 2}O{sub 7} nanomaterials shows frequency independence in the lower frequency range. • Obvious improvements of the electrical conductivity and the electrochemical properties are achieved comparatively Mn{sub 2}P{sub 2}O{sub 7}. • The electrochemical behaviors of Ni{sub 0.25}Co{sub 0.75}MnP{sub 2}O{sub 7} were studied using cyclic voltammetry. - Abstract: The nanostructured pyrophosphate Ni{sub 0.25}Co{sub 0.75}MnP{sub 2}O{sub 7} was prepared. The synthesis technique was based on the hydrothermal method at 150 °C using poly-ethylene-glycol (PEG-10000) as surfactant with further calcination at 500 °C. A structural analysis of Ni{sub 0.25}Co{sub 0.75}MnP{sub 2}O{sub 7} compound was carried out by applying X-ray diffraction (XRD) and using the Rietveld method. Morphological characterizations were performed using a scanning electron microscope (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). A comparative study of the electrical conductivity of Mn{sub 2}P{sub 2}O{sub 7} and Ni{sub 0.25}Co{sub 0.75}MnP{sub 2}O{sub 7} nanomaterials was carried out by impedance spectroscopy in the temperature range 500–680 °C. The activation energies for MnP{sub 2}O{sub 7} and Ni{sub 0.25}Co{sub 0.75}MnP{sub 2}O{sub 7} were 2.00 and 0.88 eV, respectively. Ni{submore » 0.25}Co{sub 0.75}MnP{sub 2}O{sub 7} nanomaterial presents a good electric conductivity compared to Mn{sub 2}P{sub 2}O{sub 7}, due to the substitution effect. The improvement of the electronic and ionic conductivity makes the Ni{sub 0.25}Co{sub 0.75}MnP{sub 2}O{sub 7} nanomaterial possible electrode materials for rechargeable batteries. The electrochemical behaviors of Ni{sub 0.25}Co{sub 0.75}MnP{sub 2}O{sub 7} were studied using cyclic voltammetry.« less
Authors:
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  1. Laboratoire des Matériaux Utiles, Institut National de Recherche et d’Analyse Physico-chimique Sidi-Thabet, 2020 Tunis (Tunisia)
  2. Laboratoire Méthodes et Techniques d’Analyse, Institut National de Recherche et d’Analyse Physico-chimique Sidi-Thabet, 2020 Tunis (Tunisia)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22341857
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Materials Research Bulletin; Journal Volume: 49; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2013 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; ELECTRIC CONDUCTIVITY; FREQUENCY RANGE; HYDROTHERMAL SYNTHESIS; MANGANESE PHOSPHATES; MANGANESE PHOSPHIDES; NANOMATERIALS; NANOSTRUCTURES; POLYETHYLENE GLYCOLS; SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY; SPECTROSCOPY; TEMPERATURE RANGE; TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY; VOLTAMETRY; X-RAY DIFFRACTION