Electrochimica Acta, Vol.52, No.8, 2822-2828, 2007
The influence of preparation conditions on electrochemical properties of LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 thin film electrodes by PLD
LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 thin films were prepared by pulsed laser deposition (PLD) on stainless steel substrates. The growth of the films has been studied as a function of substrate temperature and oxygen partial pressure in deposition, using X-ray diffraction (XRD) and field-emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM). Electrochemical properties of LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 thin film cathodes were investigated using cyclic voltammetry and galvanostatic charge/discharge against a lithium anode. The initial capacity and capacity retention of the films are highly dependent on the crystallinity and purity of the films. LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 thin films grown at 600 degrees C in an oxygen partial pressure of 200 mTorr are well crystallized with high purity, exhibiting excellent capacity retention between 3 and 5 V with a LiPF6-based electrolyte. (c) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.