Synthesis and electrochemical performance of mesoporous nimn2 o4 nanoparticles as an anode for lithium-ion battery

Swapnil J. Rajoba, Rajendra D. Kale, Sachin B. Kulkarni, Vinayak G. Parale, Rohan Patil, Håkan Olin, Hyung Ho Park, Rushikesh P. Dhavale, Manisha Phadatare

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NiMn2 O4 (NMO) is a good alternative anode material for lithium-ion battery (LIB) applica-tion, due to its superior electrochemical activity. Current research shows that synthesis of NMO via citric acid-based combustion method envisaged application in the LIB, due to its good reversibility and rate performance. Phase purity and crystallinity of the material is controlled by calcination at different temperatures, and its structural properties are investigated by X-ray diffraction (XRD). Composition and oxidation state of NMO are further investigated by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). For LIB application, lithiation delithiation potential and phase transformation of NMO are studied by cyclic voltammetry curve. As an anode material, initially, the average discharge capacity delivered by NMO is 983 mA·h/g at 0.1 A/g. In addition, the NMO electrode delivers an average discharge capacity of 223 mA·h/g after cell cycled at various current densities up to 10 A/g. These results show the potential applications of NMO electrodes for LIBs.

Original languageEnglish
Article number69
JournalJournal of Composites Science
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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Funding Information:
One of the authors, M.P., acknowledge funding from the Swedish Energy Agency (grant number: 2014-001912), the EU Regional Fund, and the KK Foundation.

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© 2021 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)


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