LiMnPO 4 olivine as a cathode for lithium batteries

Zhumabay Bakenov, Izumi Taniguchi

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The olivine structured mixed lithium-transition metal phosphates LiMPO 4 (M = Fe, Mn, Co) have attracted tremendous attention of many research teams worldwide as a promising cathode materials for lithium batteries. Among them, lithium manganese phosphate LiMnPO 4 is the most promising considering its high theoretical capacity and operating voltage, low cost and environmental safety. Various techniques were applied to prepare this perspective cathode for lithium batteries. The solution based synthetic routes such as spray pyrolysis, precipitation, sol-gel, hydrothermal and polyol synthesis allow preparing nanostructured powders of LiMnPO 4 with enhanced electrochemical properties, which is mostly attributed to the higher chemical homogeneity and narrow particle size distribution of the material. Up-to-date, the LiMnPO 4/C composites prepared by the spray pyrolysis route have the best electrochemical performance among the reported in the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)222-227
Number of pages6
JournalOpen Materials Science Journal
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • Cathode materials
  • LiMnPO4
  • Lithium secondary batteries
  • Spray pyrolysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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