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LiMn2O4–y Br y Nanoparticles Synthesized by a Room Temperature Solid-State Coordination Method

Yudai Huang12, Rongrong Jiang1, Shu-Juan Bao1, Yali Cao12 and Dianzeng Jia12*

Author Affiliations

1 Institute of Applied Chemistry, Xinjiang University, Urumqi, 830046, People’s Republic of China

2 School of Science, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, 710049, People’s Republic of China

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Nanoscale Research Letters 2009, 4:353-358  doi:10.1007/s11671-009-9252-7

Published: 22 January 2009

Abstract

LiMn2O4–yBrynanoparticles were synthesized successfully for the first time by a room temperature solid-state coordination method. X-ray diffractometry patterns indicated that the LiMn2O4–yBrypowders were well-crystallized pure spinel phase. Transmission electron microscopy images showed that the LiMn2O4–yBrypowders consisted of small and uniform nanosized particles. Synthesis conditions such as the calcination temperature and the content of Brwere investigated to optimize the ideal condition for preparing LiMn2O4–yBrywith the best electrochemical performances. The optimized synthesis condition was found in this work; the calcination temperature is 800 °C and the content of Bris 0.05. The initial discharge capacity of LiMn2O3.95Br0.05obtained from the optimized synthesis condition was 134 mAh/g, which is far higher than that of pure LiMn2O4, indicating introduction of Brin LiMn2O4is quite effective in improving the initial discharge capacity.

Keywords:
LiMn2O4–yBry; Nanoparticles; Room temperature solid-state coordination method; Lithium–ion battery