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Few Atomic Layered Lithium Cathode Materials to Achieve Ultrahigh Rate Capability in Lithium-Ion Batteries

Journal Article


Abstract


  • The most promising cathode materials, including LiCoO2 (layered), LiMn2O4 (spinel), and LiFePO4 (olivine), have been the focus of intense research to develop rechargeable lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) for portable electronic devices. Sluggish lithium diffusion, however, and unsatisfactory long-term cycling performance still limit the development of present LIBs for several applications, such as plug-in/hybrid electric vehicles. Motivated by the suc-cess of graphene and novel 2D materials with unique physical and chemical properties, herein, a simple shear-assisted mechanical exfoliation method to synthesize few-layered nanosheets of LiCoO2, LiMn2O4, and LiFePO4 is used. Importantly, these as-prepared nanosheets with preferred orientations and optimized stable structures exhibit excellent C-rate capability and long-term cycling performance with much reduced volume expansion during cycling. In particular, the zero-strain insertion phenomenon could be achieved in 2–3 such layers of LiCoO2 electrode materials, which could open up a new way to the further development of next-generation long-life and high-rate batteries.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Tai, Z., Subramaniyam, C. M., Chou, S., Chen, L., Liu, H. & Dou, S. (2017). Few Atomic Layered Lithium Cathode Materials to Achieve Ultrahigh Rate Capability in Lithium-Ion Batteries. Advanced Materials, 29 (34), 1700605-1-1700605-8.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85022096556

Start Page


  • 1700605-1

End Page


  • 1700605-8

Volume


  • 29

Issue


  • 34

Place Of Publication


  • Germany

Abstract


  • The most promising cathode materials, including LiCoO2 (layered), LiMn2O4 (spinel), and LiFePO4 (olivine), have been the focus of intense research to develop rechargeable lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) for portable electronic devices. Sluggish lithium diffusion, however, and unsatisfactory long-term cycling performance still limit the development of present LIBs for several applications, such as plug-in/hybrid electric vehicles. Motivated by the suc-cess of graphene and novel 2D materials with unique physical and chemical properties, herein, a simple shear-assisted mechanical exfoliation method to synthesize few-layered nanosheets of LiCoO2, LiMn2O4, and LiFePO4 is used. Importantly, these as-prepared nanosheets with preferred orientations and optimized stable structures exhibit excellent C-rate capability and long-term cycling performance with much reduced volume expansion during cycling. In particular, the zero-strain insertion phenomenon could be achieved in 2–3 such layers of LiCoO2 electrode materials, which could open up a new way to the further development of next-generation long-life and high-rate batteries.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Tai, Z., Subramaniyam, C. M., Chou, S., Chen, L., Liu, H. & Dou, S. (2017). Few Atomic Layered Lithium Cathode Materials to Achieve Ultrahigh Rate Capability in Lithium-Ion Batteries. Advanced Materials, 29 (34), 1700605-1-1700605-8.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85022096556

Start Page


  • 1700605-1

End Page


  • 1700605-8

Volume


  • 29

Issue


  • 34

Place Of Publication


  • Germany