Electrochemical quartz crystal microbalance for insertion/extraction of lithium in spinel LiMn2O4 thin films

Matsuhiko Nishizawa, Takayuki Uchiyama, Takashi Itoh, Takayuki Abe, Isamu Uchida

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The electrochemical quartz crystal microbalance (EQCM) technique was successfully used to investigate the lithium insertion/extraction reaction in LiMn2O4 spinel. A uniform and dense film of LiMn2O4 was prepared by electrostatic spray deposition (ESD) onto an Au-coated quartz plate, which was used as an electrode for the EQCM experiments. The ESD method enabled us to perform the low-temperature spinel synthesis at 400 °C to avoid the thermal damage of the quartz. The electrochemical properties of the LiMn2O4 film in a 1 M LiClO4 carbonate solution were studied at 50 °C. The data obtained for the lithium insertion/extraction were discussed for the first time in connection with the mass change of the LiMn2O4 specimen.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4949-4951
Number of pages3
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Jul 20

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Spectroscopy
  • Electrochemistry

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