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Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin.  2017, Vol. 33 Issue (6): 1189-1196    DOI: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB201702221
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The Effects of Surfactants on Al2O3-Modified Li-rich Layered Metal Oxide Cathode Materials for Advanced Li-ion Batteries
GAN Yong-Ping, LIN Pei-Pei, HUANG Hui, XIA Yang, LIANG Chu, ZHANG Jun, WANG Yi-Shun, HAN Jian-Feng, ZHOU Cai-Hong, ZHANG Wen-Kui
College of Materials Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou 310014, P. R. China
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Abstract  

In this work, a series of Li-rich layered metal oxides (LLMO) as cathode materials for lithium ion batteries were prepared by the coprecipitation method. Various surfactants were introduced into the preparation of Al2O3-modified LLMO. The roles of surfactants were systematically investigated to reveal the mechanism of Al2O3 modification. The microstructure, morphology and electrochemical performance of the as-prepared samples were studied by the X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscope (SEM), transmission electron microscope (TEM), galvanostatic discharge/charge measurement, cycling stability, rate capability and electrochemical impedance spectroscopies. The experimental results showed that Al2O3 nanoparticles were uniformly dispersed on the surface of LLMO by using N,N,N-trimethyl-1-dodecanaminium bromide (DTAB) as the surfactant. Al2O3-modified LLMO used DTAB as surfactant delivered the initial discharge capacity of 186 mAh·g-1 at the current density of 600 mA·g-1. After 500 cycles, the reversible discharge capacity was 132 mAh·g-1 with a satisfactory capacity retention of 71%. Moreover, the voltage fade of LLMO was greatly suppressed after Al2O3 modification, which exhibited superior electrochemical performances.



Key wordsSurfactant      Lithium-ion battery      Cathode material      Aluminum oxide      Li-rich layered metal oxide     
Received: 02 December 2016      Published: 22 February 2017
MSC2000:  O646  
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The project was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (21403196, 51572240, 51677170), Natural Science Foundation of Zhejiang Province, China (LY15B030003, LY16E070004, LY17E020010) and Ford University Research Program, China.

Corresponding Authors: ZHANG Wen-Kui     E-mail: echem@zjut.edu.cn
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GAN Yong-Ping, LIN Pei-Pei, HUANG Hui, XIA Yang, LIANG Chu, ZHANG Jun, WANG Yi-Shun, HAN Jian-Feng, ZHOU Cai-Hong, ZHANG Wen-Kui. The Effects of Surfactants on Al2O3-Modified Li-rich Layered Metal Oxide Cathode Materials for Advanced Li-ion Batteries. Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin., 2017, 33(6): 1189-1196.

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