Ada Genavia
Apr 2, 2012

Researchers develop new blended composite high-capacity anode material for Li-ion batteries

A team from Chonnam National University (Korea) and Hyundai Motor have developed a new composite anode for Li-ion batteries that presents initial discharge and charge capacities of 652.57 mAh/g and 647.54 mAh/g, respectively, with a capacity retention of 98 percent after 20 cycles. A paper on their work appears in the journal Electrochemistry Communications. The researchers developed the composite anode by blending TiP2O7 and layered Li2.6Co0.4N. The composite reduces the initial high irreversible capacity of TiP2O7 and Li2.6Co0.4N, which hinders their potential application in lithium-ion batteries, the authors said. Such blending can provide a solution to electrodes suffering from initial irreversible capacity.