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Electrochemical lithium intercalation chemistry of condensed molybdenum metal cluster oxide: LiMo4O6

Electrochemical lithium intercalation chemistry of condensed molybdenum metal cluster oxide: LiMo4O6
Lim, Sung-ChulChae, Munseok S.Heo, Jongwook W.Hong, Seung-Tae
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Hong, Seung-Tae
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The electrochemical lithium-ion intercalation properties of molybdenum metal-cluster oxide LixMo4O6 (0.33 ≤ x ≤ 1.0) in an organic electrolyte of 1.0 M LiPF6 in ethylene carbonate/dimethyl carbonate (1:2 v/v) were characterized for the first time. Li0.66Mo4O6 (tetragonal, P4/mbm, a = 9.5914(3) Å, c = 2.8798(1) Å, V = 264.927(15) Å3, Z = 2) was prepared via ion-exchange of indium and lithium ions from InMo4O6 (tetragonal, P4/mbm, a = 9.66610(4) Å, c = 2.86507(2) Å, V = 267.694(2) Å3, Z = 2), which was first synthesized from a stoichiometric mixture of In, Mo, and MoO3 via a solid-state reaction for 11 h at 1100 °C. Then, Li0.33Mo4O6 was obtained via electrochemical charge of the electrode at 3.4 V vs. Li. The electrochemical lithium-ion insertion into Li0.33Mo4O6 occurs stepwise: three separate peaks were observed in the cyclic voltammogram and three quasi-plateaus in the galvanostatic profile, indicating a complicated intercalation mechanism. However, examination of the structural evolution of LixMo4O6 during the electrochemical cycle indicated a reversible reaction over the measured voltage range (2.0–3.2 V) and x range (0.33 ≤ x ≤ 1.00). Despite the excellent electrochemical reversibility, LixMo4O6 showed poor rate performance with a low capacity of 36.3 mAh g−1 at a rate of 0.05 C. Nonetheless, this work demonstrates a new structural class of lithium cathode materials with condensed metal clusters and 1D tunnels, and provides a host material candidate for multivalent-ion batteries. © 2017 Elsevier Inc.
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  • 홍승태 Hong, Seung-Tae 에너지공학과
  • Research Interests Magnesium; calcium; and zinc ion batteries; lithium all-solid-state batteries; Inorganic materials discovery; Solid state chemistry; Crystallography; Mg; Ca; Zn 이온 이차전지; 리튬 전고체전지; 신 무기재료 합성; 고체화학; 결정화학
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