Bhuvaneswari, D. and Kalaiselvi, N. (2014) Custom designed nanocrystalline Li2MSiO4/ reduced graphene oxide (M = Fe, Mn) formulations as high capacity cathodes for rechargeable lithium batteries†. Dalton Trans., 43. pp. 18097-18103.

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Nanocrystalline Li2MSiO4 (M = Fe, Mn) particles embedded between in situ formed rGO sheets are obtained by adopting customized solvothermal synthesis. An appreciable room temperature specific capacity of 149 mA h g−1 with 89% capacity retention and 210 mA h g−1 with 87% retention have been exhibited by Li2FeSiO4/rGO and Li2MnSiO4/rGO composites, corresponding to the participation of close to one and more than one lithium per formula unit respectively. The formation of nanocrystalline Li2MSiO4 (M = Fe, Mn) compounds in the desired phase and the complete wrapping of orthosilicates with rGO sheets are believed to be responsible for the excellent electrochemical behavior of the orthosilicate cathodes of the present study to best suit with requirements of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. The abundant availability and eco-benignity advantages of Fe and Mn are valuable additions in the consideration of Li2MSiO4/rGO (M = Fe, Mn) cathodes as sustainable potential candidates

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lithium battery; cathod; high capacity
Subjects: Electrochemical Materials Science
Electrochemical Power Sources
Depositing User: Dr. N Meyyappan
Date Deposited: 26 Dec 2014 07:19
Last Modified: 26 Dec 2014 07:19

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