A LiFe0.6Mn0.4PO4 (LFMP) cathode exploiting the olivine structure is herein synthesized and characterized in terms of structure, morphology, and electrochemical features in a lithium cell. The material shows reversibility of the electrochemical process which evolves at 3.5 and 4 V versus Li+/Li due to the Fe+2/Fe+3 and Mn+2/Mn+3 redox couples, respectively, as determined by cyclic voltammetry. The LFMP has a well-defined olivine structure revealed by X-ray diffraction, a morphology consisting of submicron particle aggregated into micrometric clusters as indicated by scanning and transmission electron microscopy, with a carbon weight ratio of about 4% as suggested by thermogravimetry. The electrode is used in lithium cells subjected to galvanostatic cycling with a conventional liquid electrolyte, and demonstrates a maximum capacity of 130 mAh g−1, satisfactory rate capability, excellent efficiency, and a stable trend. Therefore, the material is studied in a lithium metal polymer cell exploiting an electrolyte based on polyethylene glycol dimethyl ether with a solid configuration. The cell reveals very promising features in terms of capacity, efficiency, and retention, and suggests the LFMP material as a suitable electrode for polymer batteries characterized by increased energy density and remarkable safety.

Synthesis and Characterization of a LiFe0.6Mn0.4PO4 Olivine Cathode for Application in a New Lithium Polymer Battery

Minnetti L.;Marangon V.;Hassoun J.
2022

Abstract

A LiFe0.6Mn0.4PO4 (LFMP) cathode exploiting the olivine structure is herein synthesized and characterized in terms of structure, morphology, and electrochemical features in a lithium cell. The material shows reversibility of the electrochemical process which evolves at 3.5 and 4 V versus Li+/Li due to the Fe+2/Fe+3 and Mn+2/Mn+3 redox couples, respectively, as determined by cyclic voltammetry. The LFMP has a well-defined olivine structure revealed by X-ray diffraction, a morphology consisting of submicron particle aggregated into micrometric clusters as indicated by scanning and transmission electron microscopy, with a carbon weight ratio of about 4% as suggested by thermogravimetry. The electrode is used in lithium cells subjected to galvanostatic cycling with a conventional liquid electrolyte, and demonstrates a maximum capacity of 130 mAh g−1, satisfactory rate capability, excellent efficiency, and a stable trend. Therefore, the material is studied in a lithium metal polymer cell exploiting an electrolyte based on polyethylene glycol dimethyl ether with a solid configuration. The cell reveals very promising features in terms of capacity, efficiency, and retention, and suggests the LFMP material as a suitable electrode for polymer batteries characterized by increased energy density and remarkable safety.
Minnetti, L.; Marangon, V.; Hassoun, J.
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