B2O3/LiBO2 dual-modification layer stabilized Ni-rich cathode for lithium-ion battery

Yao Lv, Shifei Huang, Sirong Lu, Wenbo Ding, Xiaoliang Yu, Gemeng Liang, Jinshuo Zou, Feiyu Kang, Jiujun Zhang, Yidan Cao

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Ni-rich layered oxide material with high theoretical capacity and low cost is one of the most promising cathode candidates for high-energy-density lithium-ion battery. However, increase of Ni content triggers structural instability and fast capacity degradation, which severely impedes the practical application of Ni-rich materials. Here, a surface dual-modification layer of B2O3 & LiBO2 is introduced to Ni-rich material LiNi0.89Co0.08Mn0.03O2 (NCM89), which successfully stabilizes the layered structure of NCM89 during cycling as well as removes residual lithium in NCM89. The in-situ X-ray diffraction and cross-sectional scanning electron microscopy results demonstrate effectively improved structural reversibility and stability of the cathode. Moreover, the dissolution of transition metals and decomposition of electrolyte at the cathode/electrolyte interface are successfully suppressed, resulting in beneficial cathode electrolyte interphase (CEI) layer. As a result, the boron modified cathode exhibits s a high capacity of 180.4mAh g−1 along with an excellent capacity retention of 90% after 100 cycles at 1C in 2.75–4.35 V at 25 °C, while the pristine NCM89 cathode only retains 59% of its initial capacity after 100 cycles. Furthermore, the capacity retention of full cell after 350 cycles is improved from 52.5% to 90%.

Original languageEnglish
Article number231510
JournalJournal of Power Sources
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2022


  • Boron
  • Capacity degradation
  • Dual-modification layer
  • Interfacial stability
  • Ni-rich layered oxide
  • Structural stability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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