Charge/Discharge and Electrochemical Characteristics of Secondary Lithium/Pyrite Battery
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 these reasons, natural and synthetic pyrites have been proposed as active cathode materials in secondary lithium batteries. We investigated the effect of various solvents on the electrochemical properties of lithium-FeS2 batteries. The specific discharge capacity of Li/FeS2 cells varied from 500 to 780mAh/g based on FeS2.
Hyung Sun Kim, Yu Bao Li and Soo Wohn Lee
J. W. Choi et al., "Charge/Discharge and Electrochemical Characteristics of Secondary Lithium/Pyrite Battery", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 510-511, pp. 1098-1101, 2006