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Synthesis and Performance Evaluation of Na(2‐x)LixFeP2O7 (x=0, 0.6) Hybrid Cathodes

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revised on 2023-03-21, 06:03 and posted on 2023-03-21, 06:04 authored by Jeffin James Abraham, Hanan Tariq, Rana Abdul Shakoor, Ramazan Kahraman, Siham Al‐Qaradawi

This study reports hybrid cathodes formation by cation substitution in which Li+ substitution has been considered for Na+ in the structure of Na(2-x)LixFeP2O7 (x=0, 0.6) to form Na1.4Li0.6FeP2O7 cathodes. Na(2-x)LixFeP2O7 (x=0, 0.6) cathodes were synthesized using the solid-state synthesis technique and characterized by various methods. The structural analysis (XRD, FE-SEM) indicates that the submicron-sized, phase pure, and crystalline materials having irregular morphology have been developed. Moreover, Li+ substitution does not alter the triclinic parent structure of Na2FeP2O7. Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) shows that Li+ substitution into Na2FeP2O7 improves its thermal stability up to 550 °C with only ∼5 % weight loss. The electrochemical performance of Na2FeP2O7 and Na1.4Li0.6FeP2O7 in both lithium (Li) and sodium (Na) half-cells is investigated using different electrochemical techniques. It is noticed that Na1.4Li0.6FeP2O7 is electrochemically active both in lithium (Li) and sodium (Na) cells with promising cyclability. However, compared with Na2FeP2O7, Na1.4Li0.6FeP2O7 suffers from inferior electrochemical performance, which might be associated with the lattice distortion of Na2FeP2O7 due to Li+ substitution having a lower ionic radius than the Na+. Considering Na2FeP2O7 as a baseline material, a new hybrid Na1.4Li0.6FeP2O7 cathode has been developed, which can be used to synthesize other new cathode materials with improved performance.

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Published in: ChemistrySelect
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
See article on publisher's website: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/slct.202003658

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  • English

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Wiley

Publication Year

  • 2020

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  • Qatar University

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