The electrochemical stability of lithium metal oxides against metalreduction

Ceder, Gerbrand
Aydınol, Mehmet Kadri
The possibility of metal reduction during the charging of secondary lithium batteries with LixMO2 cathodes is investigated. Loss of active material due to metal reduction can be one of the causes of capacity decay in these batteries after repeated charging. First principles methods are used to calculate the metal reduction potentials in layered LixMO2 compounds where M = Ti, V, Mn, Fe, Co or Ni. It is found that, for several of these compositions, the metal ions may preferably reduce before the lithium ion during charging. (C) 1998 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Solid State Ionics


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G. Ceder and M. K. Aydınol, “The electrochemical stability of lithium metal oxides against metalreduction,” Solid State Ionics, pp. 151–157, 1998, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: