International Journal of Energy Research, Vol.44, No.1, 298-308, 2020
LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2/polypyrrole composites as cathode materials for high-performance lithium-ion batteries
Polypyrrole is successfully introduced to enhance the reaction stability and ionic conductivity of LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 material through an ultrasound dispersion method and applied as cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries. This polymer can significantly advance the electrochemical properties. Expectedly, the 8 wt.% LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2/polypyrrole composite has lower mixing degree of Li+/Ni2+, higher c/a value, which delivers the first discharge capacity of 199.2 mAh g(-1), which abate to 121.3 mAh g(-1) in the 300th cycle at 0.2 C between 2.5 and 4.5 V. Even at 3 C, it continues to reveal a reversible capacity of 86.4 mAh g(-1) after 100 cycles. All the consequences implied that the 8 wt.% LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2/polypyrrole verified a minor charge transfer resistance and better Li+ diffusion ability, hence establishing preferable rate and cycling performance compared with the primordial LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2.