Radially Oriented Single-Crystal Primary Nanosheets Enable Ultrahigh Rate and Cycling Properties of LiNi0.8Co0.1Mn0.1O2 Cathode Material for Lithium-Ion Batteries

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Author(s)

  • Sheng Xu
  • Xiaoshu He
  • Geping Yin
  • Chunyu Du
  • Xueliang Sun

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Article number1803963
Journal / PublicationAdvanced Energy Materials
Volume9
Issue number15
Early online date15 Feb 2019
Publication statusPublished - 18 Apr 2019

Abstract

Ni‐rich Li[NixCoyMn1−xy]O2 (x ≥ 0.8) layered oxides are the most promising cathode materials for lithium‐ion batteries due to their high reversible capacity of over 200 mAh g−1. Unfortunately, the anisotropic properties associated with the α‐NaFeO2 structured crystal grains result in poor rate capability and insufficient cycle life. To address these issues, a micrometer‐sized Ni‐rich LiNi0.8Co0.1Mn0.1O2 secondary cathode material consisting of radially aligned single‐crystal primary particles is proposed and synthesized. Concomitant with this unique crystallographic texture, all the exposed surfaces are active {010} facets, and 3D Li+ ion diffusion channels penetrate straightforwardly from surface to center, remarkably improving the Li+ diffusion coefficient. Moreover, coordinated charge–discharge volume change upon cycling is achieved by the consistent crystal orientation, significantly alleviating the volume‐change‐induced intergrain stress. Accordingly, this material delivers superior reversible capacity (203.4 mAh g−1 at 3.0–4.3 V) and rate capability (152.7 mAh g−1 at a current density of 1000 mA g−1). Further, this structure demonstrates excellent cycling stability without any degradation after 300 cycles. The anisotropic morphology modulation provides a simple, efficient, and scalable way to boost the performance and applicability of Ni‐rich layered oxide cathode materials.

Research Area(s)

  • anisotropic property, lithium-ion batteries, Ni-rich layered oxides, radial arrangement

Citation Format(s)

Radially Oriented Single-Crystal Primary Nanosheets Enable Ultrahigh Rate and Cycling Properties of LiNi0.8Co0.1Mn0.1O2 Cathode Material for Lithium-Ion Batteries. / Xu, Xing; Huo, Hua; Jian, Jiyuan; Wang, Liguang; Zhu, He; Xu, Sheng; He, Xiaoshu; Yin, Geping; Du, Chunyu; Sun, Xueliang.

In: Advanced Energy Materials, Vol. 9, No. 15, 1803963, 18.04.2019.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalNot applicablepeer-review