Stable 4 V-class bicontinuous cathodes by hierarchically porous carbon coating on Li3V2(PO4)3nanospheres

Linfeng Fei, Li Sun, Wei Lu, Min Guo, Haitao Huang, Jiaping Wang, Helen L.W. Chan, Shoushan Fan, Yu Wang

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A high performance, durable cathode material for lithium ion batteries is achieved by incorporating ∼50 nm Li3V2(PO4)3/C core-shell nanospheres into a porous carbon framework. The Li3V2(PO4)3/C nanocomposite delivers an initial discharge capacity of 130 mA h g-1, approaching its theoretical limit (133 mA h g-1). At a high current rate (10 C), the nanocomposite displays an impressive long cycle life and remarkable capacity retention (90% after 1200 cycles). Notably, the Coulombic efficiency is above 99% during the course of cycling. The remarkable power capability and cycle stability derived from our simple and scalable synthesis suggests that this 4 V-class material could be one of the most promising candidates for future batteries.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12426-12433
Number of pages8
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

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  • Materials Science(all)

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