Orientation-dependent arrangement of antisite defects in lithium iron(II) phosphate crystals

Sung Yoon Chung, Si Young Choi, Takahisa Yamamoto, Yuichi Ikuhara

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    (Figure Presented) Aggregated antisite cations of iron (see picture, red) in the lithium sites of doped lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) are arranged preferentially along the b axis. To probe the peculiar array of the defects, Z-contrast STEM with a spherical-aberration correction is utilized. The images obtained using Z-contrast STEM suggest that the distribution of antisite defects in LiFePO4 can be adjusted for improved lithium ion transport.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)543-546
    Number of pages4
    JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jan 5


    • Antisite defects
    • Crystal engineering
    • Electron microscopy
    • Solid-state structures

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Catalysis
    • Chemistry(all)


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