Electroplating lithium transition metal oxides

Huigang Zhang, Hailong Ning, John Busbee, Zihan Shen, Chadd Kiggins, Yuyan Hua, Janna Eaves, Jerome Davis, Tan Shi, Yu Tsun Shao, Jian Min Zuo, Xuhao Hong, Yanbin Chan, Shuangbao Wang, Peng Wang, Pengcheng Sun, Sheng Xu, Jinyun Liu, Paul V. Braun

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Materials synthesis often provides opportunities for innovation. We demonstrate a general low-temperature (260°C) molten salt electrodeposition approach to directly electroplate the important lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery cathode materials LiCoO2, LiMn2O4, and Al-doped LiCoO2. The crystallinities and electrochemical capacities of the electroplated oxides are comparable to those of the powders synthesized at much higher temperatures (700° to 1000°C). This new growth method significantly broadens the scope of battery form factors and functionalities, enabling a variety of highly desirable battery properties, including high energy, high power, and unprecedented electrode flexibility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere1602427
JournalScience Advances
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2017

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