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A novel graphene modified LiMnPO4 as a performance-improved cathode material for lithium-ion batteries

  • Yong Jiang (a1), Ruizhe Liu (a1), Weiwen Xu (a1), Zheng Jiao (a1), Minghong Wu (a1), Yuliang Chu (a2), Ling Su (a3), Hui Cao (a3), Ming Hou (a3) and Bing Zhao (a4)...

Abstract

A novel graphene-modified LiMnPO4 composite as a performance-improved cathode material for lithium-ion batteries has been prepared with LiH2PO4, Mn(CH3COO)2·4H2O, and graphite oxide (GO) suspension by spray-drying method. X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and galvanostatic charge–discharge tests are applied to characterize these materials. The structure analysis shows that LiMnPO4 sheets with width of 100–200 nm and thickness of 20–30 nm are attached to the graphene sheets in pieces. The graphene sheets with good electrical conductivity serve as a conducting network for fast electron transfer between the active materials and charge collector, as well as buffered spaces to accommodate the volume expansion/contraction during the discharge/charge process. The electrochemical tests show that the composite cathode material could deliver a capacity of 105.1 mAh/g at 0.05 C in the voltage range of 2.5–4.4 V. Moreover, the cells showed fair good cycle ability over 50 cycles.

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A novel graphene modified LiMnPO4 as a performance-improved cathode material for lithium-ion batteries

  • Yong Jiang (a1), Ruizhe Liu (a1), Weiwen Xu (a1), Zheng Jiao (a1), Minghong Wu (a1), Yuliang Chu (a2), Ling Su (a3), Hui Cao (a3), Ming Hou (a3) and Bing Zhao (a4)...

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