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Study of Cathode Materials for Lithium-Ion Batteries: Recent Progress and New Challenges

Department of Chemistry, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan 5290002, Israel
Department of Materials Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva 84105, Israel
Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ. Paris 6, Physicochimie des Electrolytes et Nanosystèmes Interfaciaux (PHENIX), UMR 8234, 75005 Paris, France
Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012, India
Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia 1113, Bulgaria
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Academic Editor: Venkataraman Thangadurai
Inorganics 2017, 5(2), 32;
Received: 5 March 2017 / Revised: 8 April 2017 / Accepted: 20 April 2017 / Published: 28 April 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Novel Lithium Battery Electrode Materials)
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Amongst a number of different cathode materials, the layered nickel-rich LiNiyCoxMn1−yxO2 and the integrated lithium-rich xLi2MnO3·(1 − x)Li[NiaCobMnc]O2 (a + b + c = 1) have received considerable attention over the last decade due to their high capacities of ~195 and ~250 mAh·g−1, respectively. Both materials are believed to play a vital role in the development of future electric vehicles, which makes them highly attractive for researchers from academia and industry alike. The review at hand deals with both cathode materials and highlights recent achievements to enhance capacity stability, voltage stability, and rate capability, etc. The focus of this paper is on novel strategies and established methods such as coatings and dopings. View Full-Text
Keywords: lithium ion batteries; cathode; Li-rich; Ni-rich; review lithium ion batteries; cathode; Li-rich; Ni-rich; review

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Schipper, F.; Nayak, P.K.; Erickson, E.M.; Amalraj, S.F.; Srur-Lavi, O.; Penki, T.R.; Talianker, M.; Grinblat, J.; Sclar, H.; Breuer, O.; Julien, C.M.; Munichandraiah, N.; Kovacheva, D.; Dixit, M.; Major, D.T.; Markovsky, B.; Aurbach, D. Study of Cathode Materials for Lithium-Ion Batteries: Recent Progress and New Challenges. Inorganics 2017, 5, 32.

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