Electrochemical Properties of Primary Li/FeS2 Batteries
Iron disulfide (FeS2) is attractive as a positive electrode material in lithium batteries because of its low material cost, environmental non-toxicity, and high specific energy density. Furthermore, natural pyrite is a secondary product of the mining extraction of coal. For such reasons, natural and synthetic pyrites have been proposed as active cathode materials in primary lithium batteries. We investigated the effect of temperature and current density on the electrochemical properties of lithium-FeS2 batteries. The specific discharge capacity of Li/FeS2 cells varied from 700 to 900mAh/g based on FeS2.
Hyung Sun Kim, Sang-Yeop Park, Bo Young Hur and Soo Wohn Lee
J. W. Choi et al., "Electrochemical Properties of Primary Li/FeS2 Batteries", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 486-487, pp. 658-661, 2005