Electrochemical Properties of Li0.99Gd0.01FePO4/C Composite Cathode for Lithium-Ion Batteries
Li0.99Gd0.01FePO4/C composite was prepared by solid-state reaction, using particle modification with amorphous carbon from the decomposition of glucose and lattice doping with supervalent cation Gd3+. All samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, multi-point Brunauer Emmett and Teller methods. The electrochemical tests show Li0.99Gd 0.01FePO4/C composite obtains the highest discharge specific capacity of 154 mAh.g-1 at C/10 rate and the best rate capability. Its specific capacity reaches 131 mAh.g-1 at 2 C rate. Its capacity loss is only 14.9 % when the rate varies from C/10 to 2 C.
Sihai Jiao, Zhengyi Jiang and Jinglong Bu
B. Sun et al., "Electrochemical Properties of Li0.99Gd0.01FePO4/C Composite Cathode for Lithium-Ion Batteries", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 146-147, pp. 1233-1237, 2011