Abstract This paper describes the preparation and characterization of a high voltage composite cathode for lithium ion-batteries based on LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4as the active material and poly vinyl acetate (PVAc) as the binder. To assess the effect of the PVAc binder on the electrode properties, the PVAc-based electrode is compared with a traditional one prepared by using Teflon as the binder. The electrode morphologies are investigated by scanning electron microscopy and the thermal behavior of the PVAc-based electrode evaluated by thermo gravimetry and differential thermal analysis. The distribution of oxygen, manganese, and nickel on the electrode is investigated by X-ray electron diffraction spectroscopy. The electrodes are used as cathodes to prepare lithium metal cells and their electrochemical properties are investigated through galvanostatic charge/discharge cycles conducted at various discharge currents.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics