Reversible anionic redox chemistry in high-capacity layered-oxide electrodes - Archive ouverte HAL Access content directly
Journal Articles Nature Materials Year : 2013

Reversible anionic redox chemistry in high-capacity layered-oxide electrodes

W Walker
  • Function : Author


Li-ion batteries have contributed to the commercial success of portable electronics and may soon dominate the electric transportation market provided that major scientific advances including new materials and concepts are developed. Classical positive electrodes for Li-ion technology operate mainly through an insertion-deinsertion redox process involving cationic species. However, this mechanism is insufficient to account for the high capacities exhibited by the new generation of Li-rich (Li1+xNiyCozMn(1−x−y−z)O2) layered oxides that present unusual Li reactivity. In an attempt to overcome both the inherent composition and the structural complexity of this class of oxides, we have designed structurally related Li2Ru1−ySnyO3 materials that have a single redox cation and exhibit sustainable reversible capacities as high as 230 mA h g−1. Moreover, they present good cycling behaviour with no signs of voltage decay and a small irreversible capacity. We also unambiguously show, on the basis of an arsenal of characterization techniques, that the reactivity of these high-capacity materials towards Li entails cumulative cationic (Mn+→M(n+1)+) and anionic (O2−→O22−) reversible redox processes, owing to the d-sp hybridization associated with a reductive coupling mechanism. Because Li2MO3 is a large family of compounds, this study opens the door to the exploration of a vast number of high-capacity materials.
No file

Dates and versions

hal-00845846 , version 1 (18-07-2013)



Mariyappan Sathiya, Gwenaëlle Rousse, K. Ramesha, C. P. Laisa, Hervé Vezin, et al.. Reversible anionic redox chemistry in high-capacity layered-oxide electrodes. Nature Materials, 2013, 12, pp.827-835. ⟨10.1038/nmat3699⟩. ⟨hal-00845846⟩
285 View
0 Download



Gmail Facebook X LinkedIn More