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Recent Progress in Nanostructured Cathode Materials for Lithium Secondary Batteries

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  • Hyun-Kon Song,

    1. Interdisciplinary School of Green Energy, Ulsan National Institute of Science & Technology (UNIST), Ulsan 689–798, Korea
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  • Kyu Tae Lee,

    1. Interdisciplinary School of Green Energy, Ulsan National Institute of Science & Technology (UNIST), Ulsan 689–798, Korea
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  • Min Gyu Kim,

    1. Beamline Research Division, Pohang Accelerator Laboratory, Pohang 790–784, Korea
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  • Linda F. Nazar,

    Corresponding author
    1. University of Waterloo, Department of Chemistry, 200 University Avenue west, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
    • University of Waterloo, Department of Chemistry, 200 University Avenue west, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1.
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  • Jaephil Cho

    Corresponding author
    1. Interdisciplinary School of Green Energy, Ulsan National Institute of Science & Technology (UNIST), Ulsan 689–798, Korea
    • Interdisciplinary School of Green Energy, Ulsan National Institute of Science & Technology (UNIST), Ulsan 689–798, Korea
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Abstract

Diversified and extended applications of lithium-ion batteries demand the development of more enhanced materials that can be achieved by sophisticated synthetic methods. Combination of novel materials with strategic design of their shape on the nanometer scale enables a breakthrough to overcome problems experienced by present technologies. In this feature article, an overview is given of Mn-based and polyanion-based cathode materials with nanoscale features for lithium-ion batteries as materials to replace conventional bulk cathode materials. Various synthetic methods coupled with nanostructuring as well as the benefits obtained from the nanostructure are described.

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