Capability and Reversibility of LiCoO2during Charge/Discharge with O3/H1-3 Layered Structure Change

Akira Yano, Noboru Taguchi, Hisao Kanzaki, Masahiro Shikano, Hikari Sakaebe

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The capability and reversibility of surface-coated LiCoO2 (LCO) during charge/discharge with a layered structure change between O3 and H1-3 phases was investigated. A compound oxide phase with a thickness of several nanometers and a LiMO2 structure (M: Co, Al, or Zr) formed on the surface of the coated LCO. The discharge capacity (Q D) and discharge energy density (E D) at a current-rate of 0.05 C in the initial charge/discharge voltage range of 2.5-4.6 V were 228 mAh g-1 and 936 Wh kg-1, respectively. The Q D at the 1st cycle at 1 C was 213 mAh g-1, and the retention at the 101st cycle was 88.8%. The Q D and E D at 6 C were 204 mAh g-1 and 778 Wh kg-1. Operando XRD and impedance analyses revealed that the decrease in capacity by cycling was mainly due to the increased polarization, which was caused by the increase in the Li-ion intercalation resistance at the electrode/electrolyte interface. The O3/H1-3 phase transition was reversible even after the cycle-test. Most of the capacity in the O3/H1-3 transition region could be reversibly charged/discharged up to 100 cycles. The transition from H1-3 to O3 during discharging was responsive up to a current-rate of 6 C.

Original languageEnglish
Article number050517
JournalJournal of the Electrochemical Society
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2021
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electrochemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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