Effect of Acticarbon on the Electrochemical Characteristics of LiFePO4 Battery Powder by Microwave Hydrothermal
Olivine LiFePO4 and LiFePO4-C composite cathode materials were prepared by microwave hydrothermal process using FeC2O4·2H2O, NH4H2PO4, LiOH·H2O and acticarbon as source materials. The effect of acticarbon on the structure and charge-discharge property of LiFePO4 crystallites was investigated. The as-prepared battery powders were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy dispersive spectrometer(EDS). The charge-discharge behavior was investigated for the characterization of the electrochemical performances of the powder. Results show that the introduction of acticarbon will not change the LiFePO4 crystal structure, but achieve more uniform and fine crystallites and result in better electrochemical performance. Initial discharge capacity of the as-prepared LiFePO4 is 103.4 mAh·g-1 at 0.1 C rate. The discharge capacity of LiFePO4-C is 136.1 mAh·g-1 at the first cycle and 133.9 mAh·g-1 after 30 cycles at 0.1 C rate.
Wei Pan and Jianghong Gong
Y. Sun et al., "Effect of Acticarbon on the Electrochemical Characteristics of LiFePO4 Battery Powder by Microwave Hydrothermal", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 512-515, pp. 199-202, 2012