Physical and electrochemical properties of LiMnPO4/C composite cathode prepared with different conductive carbons

Zhumabay Bakenov, Izumi Taniguchi

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The olivine structured LiMnPO4/C composites were prepared by a combination of spray pyrolysis and wet ballmilling using different conductive carbons: acetylene black and two types of ketjen black. The ketjen black with a larger specific surface area and dibutyl phthalate absorption number was found to be more preferable compared with other conductive carbons studied in this work. The LiMnPO4/C composite cathode with ketjen black, which has the largest specific surface area, exhibited the largest discharge capacity compared with other LiMnPO4/C composites. The largest discharge capacity delivered by this composite cathode was 166 mAh g-1 at 0.05 C, which is about 97% of the theoretical value for LiMnPO4. The performance improvement by using this conductive carbon was attributed to its extremely large specific surface area and high ability to absorb the electrolyte, which provide enhanced charge transfer and lithium ion transport in the composite cathode structure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7445-7451
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Power Sources
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2010


  • Conductive carbon
  • LiMnPO/C composites
  • Spray pyrolysis
  • Wet ballmilling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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