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Reversible anionic redox chemistry in high-capacity layered-oxide electrodes

By Mariyappan Sathiya, Gwenaëlle Rousse, K. Ramesha, C. P. Laisa, Hervé Vezin, Moulay Tahar Sougrati, Marie-Liesse Doublet, D. Foix, Danielle Gonbeau, W Walker, A. S. Prakash, M. Ben Hassine, Loïc Dupont and Jean-Marie Tarascon


International audienceLi-ion batteries have contributed to the commercial success of portable electronics and may soon dominate the electric transportation market provided that major scientific advances including new materials and concepts are developed. Classical positive electrodes for Li-ion technology operate mainly through an insertion-deinsertion redox process involving cationic species. However, this mechanism is insufficient to account for the high capacities exhibited by the new generation of Li-rich (Li1+xNiyCozMn(1−x−y−z)O2) layered oxides that present unusual Li reactivity. In an attempt to overcome both the inherent composition and the structural complexity of this class of oxides, we have designed structurally related Li2Ru1−ySnyO3 materials that have a single redox cation and exhibit sustainable reversible capacities as high as 230 mA h g−1. Moreover, they present good cycling behaviour with no signs of voltage decay and a small irreversible capacity. We also unambiguously show, on the basis of an arsenal of characterization techniques, that the reactivity of these high-capacity materials towards Li entails cumulative cationic (Mn+→M(n+1)+) and anionic (O2−→O22−) reversible redox processes, owing to the d-sp hybridization associated with a reductive coupling mechanism. Because Li2MO3 is a large family of compounds, this study opens the door to the exploration of a vast number of high-capacity materials

Topics: [ PHYS.COND.CM-MS ] Physics [physics]/Condensed Matter [cond-mat]/Materials Science [cond-mat.mtrl-sci]
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
Year: 2013
DOI identifier: 10.1038/nmat3699
OAI identifier: oai:HAL:hal-00845846v1
Provided by: Hal-Diderot
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