Resonant photoemission spectroscopy of the cathode material Li xMn0.5Fe0.5PO4 for lithium-ion battery

Shodai Kurosumi, Koji Horiba, Naoka Nagamura, Satoshi Toyoda, Hiroshi Kumigashira, Masaharu Oshima, Sho Furutsuki, Shin Ichi Nishimura, Atsuo Yamada, Noritaka Mizuno

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We have investigated the change in the electronic structure of Li xMn0.5Fe0.5PO4 through the charge process, especially in the transition metal partial DOS using X-ray absorption and resonant photoemission spectroscopy measurements. The oxidation reaction between Fe2+ and Fe3+ proceeds while the 0.5 Li ions are extracted from LiMn0.5Fe0.5PO4. Moreover, comparing resonant photoemission spectra of LixMn 0.5Fe0.5PO4 with those of Li xFePO4, we have found that both spectral line-shapes are almost identical, suggesting that the strong localization of the Fe 3d states in the LiMn0.5Fe0.5PO4 system. On the other hand, in Mn 2p-3d X-ray absorption and resonant photoemission spectra, the Mn oxidation reaction from Mn2+ to Mn3+ partially occurs and Mn 3d states of LixMn0.5Fe0.5PO4 remain almost unchanged through the charge reaction. Reflecting the difference in the strength of the interaction between the transition metal Fe or Mn ions and the oxygen ions, it is suggested that although the oxidation from Fe 2+ to Fe3+ proceeds largely on Fe ions during the charge reaction from x = 1.0 to 0.5, the charge compensation for the electron exchange mainly occurs not only at the Mn ions but also at the poly-anion sites during the charge reaction from x = 0.5 to 0.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-46
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Power Sources
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Mar 15


  • Cathode material
  • Lithium-ion battery
  • Olivine-type
  • Resonant photoemission spectroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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