Zaheena, C.N. and Nithya, C. and Thirunakaran, R. and Sivashanmugam, A. and Gopukumar, S. (2009) Microwave assisted synthesis and electrochemical behaviour of LiMg0.1Co0.9O2 for lithium rechargeable batteries. Electrochimica Acta, 54 (10). pp. 2877-2882. ISSN 0013-4686

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Layered LiMg0.1Co0.9O2 has been synthesized using microwave assisted solution technique. The precursor has been subjected to thermo-gravimetric/differential thermal analysis (TG/DTA) and calcined at 850 ◦C. The precursor and the calcined powders were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) to confirm the formation of single-phase layered material. Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) studies were carried out to understand the nature of the metal–ligand bond and the observations were consistent with the XRD spectrum. Scanning (SEM) and transmission electron microscope (TEM) images have been obtained to understand the surface morphology and the grain orientation of the synthesized material. Coin cells of 2016 type have been assembled using the synthesized layered material as the cathode active material, lithium foil as the counter and reference electrodes and 1M LiPF6 in 1:1 EC/DEC as the electrolyte. Coin cellswere assembled and crimp sealed inside an argon filled glove box. The charge/discharge characteristics of the coin cellswere evaluated galvanostatically in the potential range 2.7–4.3 V. Results indicate that LiMg0.1Co0.9O2 delivers an average discharge capacity of∼135mAhg−1 over the investigated 20 cycles and is a potential candidate for use as cathode material in lithium rechargeable cells.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cathode material; Charge/discharge; Layered oxide; Lithium battery; Microwave assisted solution technique
Subjects: Lithium batteries
Electrochemical Power Sources
Depositing User: TTBD CECRI
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2012 05:15
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2012 05:15

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