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Ni3Sb4O6F6 and Its Electrochemical Behavior toward Lithium-A Combination of Conversion and Alloying Reactions
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK).
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2016 (English)In: Chemistry of Materials, ISSN 0897-4756, E-ISSN 1520-5002, Vol. 28, no 18, 6520-6527 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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A group of oxohalides, where Ni3Sb4O6F6 is one example, has been investigated with respect to its electrochemical reactions toward Li+/Li. In situ and ex situ XRD measurements reveal that the original structure collapses and the material becomes amorphous upon insertion of Li at low potentials versus Li+/Li. With continued cycling, a nanocrystalline phase of NiSb, which reacts reversibly with Li, appears and steadily grows more stable. Electrochemical experiments (i.e., chronopotentiometry and cyclic voltammetry) show that multiple reactions of both conversion- and alloying-type are active in the system. High storage capacities are achieved initially but with rapid fading as a consequence of a limited reversibility of the Ni2+/Ni redox process, as shown by X-ray absorption spectroscopy of the first discharge/charge cycle. Stable cycling can be achieved by optimizing the cutoff potentials (i.e., excluding poorly reversible reactions at high and low voltages, respectively), yielding long-term cycling with a practical gravimetric capacity of similar to 200 mAh g(-1).

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2016. Vol. 28, no 18, 6520-6527 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-136112DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.6b01914ISI: 000384399000015OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-136112DiVA: diva2:1050603
Available from: 2016-11-29 Created: 2016-11-29 Last updated: 2016-11-29Bibliographically approved

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