E3S Web Conf.
Volume 108, 2019Energy and Fuels 2018
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Published online||05 July 2019|
Improving the properties of Li4Ti5O12 - a promising anode material for lithium-ion batteries
AGH University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Energy and Fuels, al. A. Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Cracow, Poland
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Two materials with the stoichiometric composition Li3.85Ni0.15Ti5O12 and Li3.80Cu0.05Ni0.15Ti5O12 were obtained by solid-state reaction using lithium carbonate Li2CO3, titanium oxide TiO2, nickel oxide NiO and copper oxide CuO. The materials were characterized in terms of phase composition, crystal structure as well as cycle performance. Phase composition and crystal structure parameters were determined using X-ray Panalytical Empyrean XRD diffractometer in the range of 10-110° with CuKa radiation. The results were analyzed using Rietveld refinement which was then implemented in the GSAS computer software. The electrochemical properties of the samples were measured by galvanostatic charge/discharge cycles at different rates over a voltage range of 1.0-2.5 V and 0.2-2.5 V. Cyclic voltammetry measurements were also carried out. It was proved that the addition of both Ni and Cu results in high specific capacity of LTO especially at high current rates (2C and 5C). The sample Li3.80Cu0.05Ni0.15Ti5O12 delivers superior capacity above 200 mAh·g -1 when discharged to 0.2 V.
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