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Inorganics 2014, 2(1), 132-154; doi:10.3390/inorganics2010132
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Comparative Issues of Cathode Materials for Li-Ion Batteries

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Received: 29 January 2014; in revised form: 10 March 2014 / Accepted: 12 March 2014 / Published: 25 March 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Energy Storage and Conversion)
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Abstract: After an introduction to lithium insertion compounds and the principles of Li-ion cells, we present a comparative study of the physical and electrochemical properties of positive electrodes used in lithium-ion batteries (LIBs). Electrode materials include three different classes of lattices according to the dimensionality of the Li+ ion motion in them: olivine, layered transition-metal oxides and spinel frameworks. Their advantages and disadvantages are compared with emphasis on synthesis difficulties, electrochemical stability, faradaic performance and security issues.
Keywords: lithium-insertion compounds; Li-ion batteries; phase diagram; safety lithium-insertion compounds; Li-ion batteries; phase diagram; safety
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Julien, C.M.; Mauger, A.; Zaghib, K.; Groult, H. Comparative Issues of Cathode Materials for Li-Ion Batteries. Inorganics 2014, 2, 132-154.

AMA Style

Julien CM, Mauger A, Zaghib K, Groult H. Comparative Issues of Cathode Materials for Li-Ion Batteries. Inorganics. 2014; 2(1):132-154.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Julien, Christian M.; Mauger, Alain; Zaghib, Karim; Groult, Henri. 2014. "Comparative Issues of Cathode Materials for Li-Ion Batteries." Inorganics 2, no. 1: 132-154.


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