Spectromicroscopic analysis of lithium intercalation in spinel LiMn 2O4 for lithium-ion battery by 3D nano-ESCA

Naoka Nagamura, Shota Ito, Koji Horiba, Toshihiro Shinohara, Masaharu Oshima, Shin Ichi Nishimura, Atsuo Yamada, Noritaka Mizuno

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    The process of lithium-intercalation in spinel-structured lithium manganese oxide (LiMn2O4) particles was probed by a highly spatially resolved X-ray photoelectron microscopy technique using our "3D nano-ESCA" (three-dimensional nanoscale electron spectroscopy for chemical analysis) equipment. We found the change of the line shape in Li 1s-Mn 3p core-level spectra with lithiation/delithiation of the sample. Moreover, we have succeeded in detecting the photoelectron intensity mapping of chemically lithiated/delithiated Li1±δMn2O4 crystals. It suggests the homogeneous intercalation/deintercalation from the crystal surfaces instead of the crystal edges, and the particle size dependence of the intercalation tendency.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number012013
    JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    Event1st Conference on Light and Particle Beams in Materials Science 2013, LPBMS 2013 - Tsukuba, Japan
    Duration: 2013 Aug 292013 Aug 31

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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