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Acta Phys. Chim. Sin.  2013, Vol. 29 Issue (08): 1666-1672    DOI: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB201304232
THEORETICAL AND COMPUTATIONAL CHEMISTRY     
Improvement of Surface Structure and Enhancement of Conductivity of LiFePO4 Surface by Graphene and Graphene-Like B-C-N Coating
SUN Chao, YAN Liu-Ming, YUE Bao-Hua
Department of Chemistry, College of Sciences, Shanghai University Shanghai 200444, P. R. China
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Abstract  

Density functional theory calculations are used to investigate the surface structure and electric conductivity of the (010) surface of LiFePO4 coated with graphene or graphene-like B-C-N. The calculations indicate that the interaction between the coating and LiFePO4 (010) surface improves the electric conductivity of the LiFePO4 (010) surface. The band gap decreases from 3.3 to 2.1 eV when the LiFePO4 (010) surface is coated with graphene. When the LiFePO4 (010) surface is coated with graphene-like B-C-N, the valence band maximum and conduction band minimum are still dominated by Fe-3d orbitals; however, two in-gap states with an interval of 0.6 eV appear in the band gap, which are attributed to the bonding interaction between graphene-like B-C-N and the LiFePO4 (010) surface.



Key wordsLiFePO4      Graphene      Graphene-like B-C-N      Density of states      Density functional theory     
Received: 29 January 2013      Published: 23 April 2013
MSC2000:  O641  
  O649  
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The project was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (21073118), Innovation Program of Shanghai Municipal Education Commission, China (13ZZ078), Shanghai Leading Academic Discipline Project, China (J50101), and Shanghai Higher Education Connotation Construction“085”Project“Materials Genome Engineering”, China.

Corresponding Authors: YAN Liu-Ming     E-mail: liuming.yan@shu.edu.cn
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SUN Chao, YAN Liu-Ming, YUE Bao-Hua. Improvement of Surface Structure and Enhancement of Conductivity of LiFePO4 Surface by Graphene and Graphene-Like B-C-N Coating. Acta Phys. Chim. Sin., 2013, 29(08): 1666-1672.

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