Capacity improvement by deficit of transition metals in inverse spinel LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3VO4 cathodes

Ayuko Kitajou, Jun Yoshida, Shinji Nakanishi, Yasuaki Matsuda, Ryoji Kanno, Toshihiro Okajima, Shigeto Okada

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Although inverse spinel materials have attracted attention because of their unusually high voltage characteristics, their rechargeable capacities are generally less than 50 mAh g-1, as a result of the coexistence of Li and transition metal ions at 16d octahedral sites. This work attempted to improve cathode functioning by optimizing the quantities of Li and transition metal ions residing at the 16d sites of LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3VO4. The rechargeable capacity of the LiNi0.28Co0.28Mn0.26V0.80O4 synthesized in the present study was found to be above 120 mAh g-1, representing the largest capacity reported to date for an inverse spinel material. The results of in-situ XANES analysis demonstrated that the charge-discharge reactions of LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3VO4 corresponds to the Mn2+/Mn4+ and Co2+/Co3+ redox couples, mainly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)240-246
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Power Sources
Publication statusPublished - Jan 20 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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