Microvoltammetric studies on single particle voltammetry of LiNiO2 and LiCoO2. In situ observation of particle splitting during Li-ion extraction/insertion

Shinichi Waki, Kaoru Dokko, Tomokazu Matsue, Isamu Uchida

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Microvoltammetry for oxide particles of micrometer sizes has been applied to investigate Li+ ion extraction/insertion processes of LiCoO2 and LiNiO2 prepared by a citrate complex method. We intended here high voltage cyclic voltammetry for Li+ extraction/insertion from/into the oxides up to the anodic potential of 5.2 V vs. Li/Li+ in organic solutions containing LiClO4. With simultaneous measurements of voltammograms, in situ observation of the particle deformation during Li+ extraction/insertion was carried out using an optical microscope equipped with a CCD camera and a video recorder. In the case of LiNiC-4, particle splitting during the extraction/insertion was observed; most of the particles are split into several pieces about 4.5 V in the first anodic scanning , and in multi-potential cycling up to 5.0 V with a potential increment of 0.2 V, it takes at above 4.8 V in the anodic scan and at 4.0-4.1 V at the reversed cathodic scan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)954-962
Number of pages9
JournalDenki Kagaku
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1997


  • Cathode
  • Deintercalation
  • Intercalation/
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • Lithium Ion Extraction
  • Materials

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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