Oxides; Nanostructures; Chemical synthesis; Electrochemical properties
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Materials Chemistry and Physics, Volume 132, Issue 1, Pages 223-227
Nanorod-shaped LiMn1.5Ni0.5O4 cathode powders were synthesized by a co-precipitation method with oxalic acid. Their structures and electrochemical properties were characterized by SEM, XRD and galvanostatic charge-discharge tests. The resulting nanorod-shaped LiMn1.5Ni0.5O4 cathode active materials delivered a specific discharge capacity of 126 mAhg(-1) at 0.1 C rate. These active materials exhibited better capacity retention and higher rate performance than those of LiMn1.5Ni0.5O4 cathode powders with irregular morphology. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.