Neutron diffraction study of lithium cobaltites for molten carbonate fuel cells

R. Coppola, F. Bourée, L. Giorgi

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Three different cobaltites, of interest for fuel cell technology, stoichiometric LiCoO2, Li1.08CoO2and Mg-doped LiCoO2, have been investigated using neutron powder diffraction. The measurements were carried out both at room temperature and at 650 °C. The analysis of the diffraction data by means of Rietveld refinement (space group R-3 m) shows that, at the two investigated temperatures, increasing the Li content increases lattice parameter a, while both a and c increase when Mg is added. Furthermore, for the Mg-doped powder, Mg partly replaces Co in octahedral (3b) site and partly remains as MgO.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)862 - 863
Number of pages2
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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