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The Role of AlF3 Coatings in Improving Electrochemical Cycling of Li-Enriched Nickel-Manganese Oxide Electrodes for Li-Ion Batteries

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  • Yang-Kook Sun,

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    1. Department of WCU Energy Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul 133-791, Republic of Korea, Fax: (+82) 2-2283-7329
    • Department of WCU Energy Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul 133-791, Republic of Korea, Fax: (+82) 2-2283-7329
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  • Min-Joon Lee,

    1. Department of WCU Energy Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul 133-791, Republic of Korea, Fax: (+82) 2-2283-7329
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  • Chong S. Yoon,

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    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul 133-791, Republic of Korea, Fax: (+82) 2-2220-1838
    • Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul 133-791, Republic of Korea, Fax: (+82) 2-2220-1838
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  • Jusef Hassoun,

    1. Department of Chemistry, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Piazza Aldo Moro 5, 00185, Italy, Fax: (+39) 06-491769
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  • Khalil Amine,

    1. Electrochemical Technology Program, Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 South Cass Avenue, Argonne, Illinois 60439, USA
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  • Bruno Scrosati

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    1. Department of Chemistry, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Piazza Aldo Moro 5, 00185, Italy, Fax: (+39) 06-491769
    • Department of Chemistry, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Piazza Aldo Moro 5, 00185, Italy, Fax: (+39) 06-491769.
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Abstract

A Li[Li0.19Ni0.16Co0.08Mn0.57]O2 cathode was coated with AlF3 on the surface. The AlF3-coating enhanced the overall electrochemical characteristics of the electrode while overcoming the typical shortcomings of lithium-enriched cathodes. This improvement was attributed to the transformation of the initial electrode layer to a spinel phase, induced by the Li chemical leaching effect of the AlF3 coating layer.

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