New Atomic Layer Deposition Study Findings Have Been Reported by Investigators at University of California (Ultrathin Surface Modification by Atomic Layer Deposition on High Voltage Cathode LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 for Lithium Ion Batteries)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Electronics Newsweekly -- Fresh data on Atomic Layer Deposition are presented in a new report. According to news originating from Los Angeles, California, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "Atomic layer deposition (ALD) has been used to modify the surface of the high-voltage cathode LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 by coating ultrathin Al2O3 layers on the electrodes. The ultrathin layer can suppress the undesirable reactions during cycling while retaining the electron and ion conductivity of the electrode."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of California, "The Al2O3-coated LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 showed remarkable improvement over bare LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4. After 200 cycles, the Al2O3-coated cathode showed 91% capacity retention whereas the bare LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 can only maintain 75% under the same testing conditions. In addition, the Al2O3-coated LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 retained 63% of its capacity 900 cycles. At an elevated temperature of 55 degrees C, the Al2O3-coated LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 still delivered 116 mAhg(-1) at the 100th cycle; in comparison, the capacity for bare LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 decreased to 98 mAhg(-1). According to the results from charge/discharge and AC impedance experiments, the improvement is ascribed to the reduced overpotential and Li ion surface diffusion impedance."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The promising results demonstrate the potential of developing high-energy lithium ion batteries with a long cycle life by using a highly scalable preparation method for LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 and the broadly applicable ALD process."
For more information on this research see: Ultrathin Surface Modification by Atomic Layer Deposition on High Voltage Cathode LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 for Lithium Ion Batteries. Energy Technology, 2014;2(2):159-165. Energy Technology can be contacted at: Wiley-V C H Verlag Gmbh, Boschstrasse 12, D-69469 Weinheim, Germany.
The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from X. Fang, University of California, Mork Family Dept. of Chem Engn & Mat Sci, Los Angeles, CA 90089, United States. Additional authors for this research include M.Y. Ge, J.P. Rong, Y.C. Che, N. Aroonyadet, X.L. Wang, Y.H. Liu, A.Y. Zhang and C.W. Zhou.
Keywords for this news article include: California, Los Angeles, Electronics, High Voltage, United States, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies, Atomic Layer Deposition, North and Central America
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