Adsorption of propylene carbonate (PC) on the LiCoO2 surface investigated by nonlinear vibrational spectroscopy

Huijin Liu, Yujin Tong, Naoaki Kuwata, Masatoshi Osawa, Junichi Kawamura, Shen Ye

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The adsorption of propylene carbonate (PC) on the surface of the LiCoO 2 thin-film, one of the important cathode materials used in the lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery, has been investigated by in situ sum frequency generation vibrational spectroscopy. Two adsorption modes of PC molecules with opposite orientation geometries on the LiCoO2 surface have been observed. The adsorption structures of PC are affected by the solvation process of the Li+ ion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20531-20534
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry C
Issue number48
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 8

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Energy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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