Zr-doped Li[Ni0.5-xMn0.5-xZr2x]O 2 (x = 0, 0.025) as cathode material for lithium ion batteries

Kyung Hee Jeong, Hyung Wook Ha, Nan Ji Yun, Ming Zi Hong, Keon Kim

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Layered Li[Ni0.5-xMn0.5-xZr2x]O 2 (x = 0, 0.025) have been prepared by the mixed hydroxide and molten-salt synthesis method. The individual particles of synthesized materials have a sub-microsize range of 200-500 nm, and LiNi0.475Mn 0.475Zr0.05O2 has a rougher surface than that of LiNi0.5Mn0.5O2. The Li/Li[Ni 0.5-xMn0.5-xZr2x]O2 (x = 0, 0.025) electrodes were cycled between 4.5 and 2.0 V at a current density of 15 mA/g, the discharge capacity of both cells increased during the first ten cycles. The discharge capacity of the Li/LiNi0.475Mn0.475Zr 0.05O2 cell increased from 150 to 220 mAh/g, which is 50 mAh/g larger than that of the Li/LiNi0.5Mn0.5O2 cell. We found that the oxidation of oxygen and the Mn3+ ion concerned this phenomenon from the cyclic voltammetry (CV). Thermal stability of the charged Li[Ni0.5-xMn0.5-xZr2x]O 2 (x = 0, 0.025) cathode was improved by Zr doping.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5349-5353
Number of pages5
JournalElectrochimica Acta
Issue number27
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Sept 20

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Funding Information:
This research was performed with the financial support of the ‘Center for Nanostructured Materials Technology’ under the ‘21st Century Frontier R&D Programs’ of the Ministry of Science and Technology, KOSEF through the Research Center for Energy Conversion & Storage, and supported by a Korea University Grant, Korea.


  • Cathode material
  • LiNiMn O
  • Lithium ion batteries
  • Zr-doping

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Electrochemistry


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