• Home
  • Search Results
  • Sonochemical synthesis of LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 and its electrochemical performance as a cathode material for 5 V Li-ion batteries.

Sonochemical synthesis of LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 and its electrochemical performance as a cathode material for 5 V Li-ion batteries.

Ultrasonics sonochemistry (2015-03-10)
P Sivakumar, Prasant Kumar Nayak, Boris Markovsky, Doron Aurbach, Aharon Gedanken
ABSTRACT

LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 was synthesized as a cathode material for Li-ion batteries by a sonochemical reaction followed by annealing, and was characterized by XRD, SEM, HRTEM and Raman spectroscopy in conjunction with electrochemical measurements. Two samples were prepared by a sonochemical process, one without using glucose (sample-S1) and another with glucose (sample-S2). An initial discharge specific capacity of 130 mA h g(-1) is obtained for LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 at a relatively slow rate of C/10 in galvanostatic charge-discharge cycling. The capacity retention upon 50 cycles at this rate was around 95.4% and 98.9% for sample-S1 and sample-S2, respectively, at 30°C.

MATERIALS
Product Number
Brand
Product Description

Sigma-Aldrich
1-Methyl-2-pyrrolidinone, anhydrous, 99.5%
Sigma-Aldrich
Lithium hydroxide monohydrate, 99.995% trace metals basis
Sigma-Aldrich
Lithium hydroxide monohydrate, 99.95% trace metals basis
Sigma-Aldrich
Lithium hydroxide monohydrate, BioUltra, ≥99.0% (T)
Sigma-Aldrich
Lithium hydroxide monohydrate, BioXtra, 98.5-101.5% (titration)
Sigma-Aldrich
Lithium-7Li hydroxide monohydrate, 99.9 atom % 7Li