Electrochemical and Electronic Charge Transport Properties of Ni-Doped LiMn2O4 Spinel Obtained from Polyol-Mediated Synthesis
AbstractLiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 (LNMO) spinel has been extensively investigated as one of the most promising high-voltage cathode candidates for lithium-ion batteries. The electrochemical performance of LNMO, especially its rate performance, seems to be governed by its crystallographic structure, which is strongly influenced by the preparation methods. Conventionally, LNMO materials are prepared via solid-state reactions, which typically lead to microscaled particles with only limited control over the particle size and morphology. In this work, we prepared Ni-doped LiMn2O4 (LMO) spinel via the polyol method. The cycling stability and rate capability of the synthesized material are found to be comparable to the ones reported in literature. Furthermore, its electronic charge transport properties were investigated by local electrical transport measurements on individual particles by means of a nanorobotics setup in a scanning electron microscope, as well as by performing DFT calculations. We found that the scarcity of Mn3+ in the LNMO leads to a significant decrease in electronic conductivity as compared to undoped LMO, which had no obvious effect on the rate capability of the two materials. Our results suggest that the rate capability of LNMO and LMO materials is not limited by the electronic conductivity of the fully lithiated materials. View Full-Text
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Yang, S.; Schmidt, D.O.; Khetan, A.; Schrader, F.; Jakobi, S.; Homberger, M.; Noyong, M.; Paulus, A.; Kungl, H.; Eichel, R.-A.; Pitsch, H.; Simon, U. Electrochemical and Electronic Charge Transport Properties of Ni-Doped LiMn2O4 Spinel Obtained from Polyol-Mediated Synthesis. Materials 2018, 11, 806.
Yang S, Schmidt DO, Khetan A, Schrader F, Jakobi S, Homberger M, Noyong M, Paulus A, Kungl H, Eichel R-A, Pitsch H, Simon U. Electrochemical and Electronic Charge Transport Properties of Ni-Doped LiMn2O4 Spinel Obtained from Polyol-Mediated Synthesis. Materials. 2018; 11(5):806.Chicago/Turabian Style
Yang, Shuo; Schmidt, Dirk O.; Khetan, Abhishek; Schrader, Felix; Jakobi, Simon; Homberger, Melanie; Noyong, Michael; Paulus, Anja; Kungl, Hans; Eichel, Rüdiger-Albert; Pitsch, Heinz; Simon, Ulrich. 2018. "Electrochemical and Electronic Charge Transport Properties of Ni-Doped LiMn2O4 Spinel Obtained from Polyol-Mediated Synthesis." Materials 11, no. 5: 806.
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