Microstructure and Electrochemical Properties of Post Heat-Treated Li(Ni1/3Co1/3Mn1/3)O2 Cathode Materials for Lithium Ion Battery
Li(Ni1/3Co1/3Mn1/3)O2 powders were synthesized by using an ultrasonic spray pyrolysis method, and then heat-treated at 900 or 1000°C for 20 h. The morphology of the as-synthesized powder was spherical. The post heat-treatment changed the particle size and morphology of the synthesized powders. Structural characteristics of the heat-treated powders were analyzed using XRD and SEM, and their electrochemical properties were compared. Higher first discharge capacity was obtained from the powder heat-treated at 1000°C, but its rough and rugged surface might cause a rapid decrease of the capacity retention.
Hyung Sun Kim, Yu Bao Li and Soo Wohn Lee
S. H. Kim et al., "Microstructure and Electrochemical Properties of Post Heat-Treated Li(Ni1/3Co1/3Mn1/3)O2 Cathode Materials for Lithium Ion Battery", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 510-511, pp. 1102-1105, 2006