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Article Title

A novel synthesis strategy to improve cycle stability of LiNi0.8Mn0.1Co0.1O2 at high cut-off voltages through core-shell structuring

Authors

Kang Wu, College of Materials Science and Opto-electronic Technology, Center of Materials Science and Optoelectronics Engineering, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
Qi Li, College of Materials Science and Opto-electronic Technology, Center of Materials Science and Optoelectronics Engineering, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
Rongbin Dang, College of Materials Science and Opto-electronic Technology, Center of Materials Science and Optoelectronics Engineering, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
Xin Deng, College of Materials Science and Opto-electronic Technology, Center of Materials Science and Optoelectronics Engineering, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
Minmin Chen, College of Materials Science and Opto-electronic Technology, Center of Materials Science and Optoelectronics Engineering, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
Yu Lin Lee, Department of Materials, Imperial College London, Royal School of Mines, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2AZ, UK
Xiaoling Xiao, College of Materials Science and Opto-electronic Technology, Center of Materials Science and Optoelectronics Engineering, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
Zhongbo Hu, College of Materials Science and Opto-electronic Technology, Center of Materials Science and Optoelectronics Engineering, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China

Keywords

lithium ion battery, nickel-rich cathode materials, core–shell structure, dimethylglyoxime

Abstract

Nickel-rich cathode materials have attracted considerable interest because of their high specific capacities, voltage ranges, and low cost. However, serious capacity attenuation and poor rate performance limit their application. This study proposes a novel strategy to improve the cycle stability of the nickel-rich LiNi0.8Co0.1Mn0.1O2 (NCM811) layer material by designing core–shell LiNi0.8Co0.1Mn0.1O2 (CS-NCM811). CS-NCM811 is designed by the characteristic reaction between dimethylglyoxime (C4H8N2O2) and nickel ion to form Ni(C4H7N2O2)2. The CS-NCM811 is characterized with high nickel content in its core and high manganese content on its surface, leading to a high capacity and excellent cycle stability. The capacity retention of CS-NCM811 was 72.8%, much higher than that of NCM811 (47.1%) after 500 cycles at a rate of 5 C. Not only is this method a novel strategy to design high capacity cathode materials but also provides some new insights into the cycle stability of nickel-rich layered cathode materials.

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Publisher

Tsinghua University Press

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