Gangulibabu, . and Bhuvaneswari, D. and Kalaiselvi, N. (2009) Feasibility studies on newly identified LiCrP2O7 compound for lithium insertion behavior. Applied Physics A, 96 (2). pp. 489-493.

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A new category of lithium intercalating cathode candidates, namely LiCrP2O7, was synthesized at 800°C using a citric acid assisted modified (CAM) sol–gel method and examined for possible lithium insertion behavior. The formation of a phase pure and monoclinic LiCrP2O7 compound with finer crystallite size was confirmed from the Xray diffraction patterns. The presence of nano-sized particles as observed from a transmittance electron microscope image of LiCrP2O7 and the presence of a preferred local cation environment, evidenced from Fourier transform infra-red and 7Li nuclear magnetic resonance studies, are the added advantages of the present study. Further, cyclic voltametry study performed on 2016 coin cells consisting of the synthesized LiCrP2O7 cathode revealed an excellent cycling reversibility and structural stability. Hence, CAM sol–gel synthesized LiCrP2O7 is found to possess desirable physical as well as electrochemical properties, leading one to consider the same as a possible lithium intercalating cathode material.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Lithium batteries
Depositing User: TTBD CECRI
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2012 17:38
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2012 17:38

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