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An Organic Coprecipitation Route to Synthesize High Voltage LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4

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posted on 18.02.2016, 13:53 by Jijun Feng, Zhipeng Huang, Chao Guo, Natasha A. Chernova, Shailesh Upreti, M. Stanley Whittingham
High-voltage cathode material LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 has been prepared with a novel organic coprecipitation route. The as-prepared sample was compared with samples produced through traditional solid state method and hydroxide coprecipitation method. The morphology was observed by scanning electron microscopy, and the spinel structures were characterized by X-ray diffraction and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. Besides the ordered/disordered distribution of Ni/Mn on octahedral sites, the confusion between Li and transition metal is pointed out to be another important factor responsible for the corresponding performance, which is worthy further investigation. Galvanostatic cycles, cyclic voltammetry, and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy are employed to characterize the electrochemical properties. The organic coprecipitation route produced sample shows superior rate capability and stable structure during cycling.