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Inorganics 2017, 5(2), 25;

Nanotechnology of Positive Electrodes for Li-Ion Batteries

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Physicochimie des Electrolytes et Nanosystèmes Interfaciaux, Unité Mixte de Recherche 8234, Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Universités Paris6, 4 Place Jussieu, 75005 Paris, France
Institut de Minéralogie, de Physique des Matériaux et de Cosmochimie, Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Universités Paris6, 4 Place Jussieu, 75252 Paris, France
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Academic Editor: Tom Nilges
Received: 1 March 2017 / Revised: 3 April 2017 / Accepted: 8 April 2017 / Published: 14 April 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Novel Lithium Battery Electrode Materials)


This work presents the recent progress in nanostructured materials used as positive electrodes in Li-ion batteries (LIBs). Three classes of host lattices for lithium insertion are considered: transition-metal oxides V2O5, α-NaV2O5, α-MnO2, olivine-like LiFePO4, and layered compounds LiNi0.55Co0.45O2, LiNi1/3Mn1/3Co1/3O2 and Li2MnO3. First, a brief description of the preparation methods shows the advantage of a green process, i.e., environmentally friendliness wet chemistry, in which the synthesis route using single and mixed chelators is used. The impact of nanostructure and nano-morphology of cathode material on their electrochemical performance is investigated to determine the synthesis conditions to obtain the best electrochemical performance of LIBs. View Full-Text
Keywords: transition-metal oxides; cathode materials; nanotechnology; Li-ion batteries transition-metal oxides; cathode materials; nanotechnology; Li-ion batteries

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Zhang, X.; Porras-Gutierrez, A.-G.; Mauger, A.; Groult, H.; Julien, C.M. Nanotechnology of Positive Electrodes for Li-Ion Batteries. Inorganics 2017, 5, 25.

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