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Wei-Feng ZHANG


Phospho-olivine LiFePO4 cathode materials were prepared by hydrothermal reaction at 200 oC. Sucrose was added as C-coating resource and Co was doped into the crystal lattice of LiFePO4. In order to investigate the improvements in the electrochemical properties of Co-doped LiFePO4, three samples, LiFePO4, C-coated LiFePO4 and C-coating-Co-doped LiFePO4, were synthesized under the same preparation conditions. Charge/discharge studies reveal that the Co-doped LiFePO4/C composite annealed at 400 oC exhibits marked improvement of specific capacity by diminishing the particle sizes and enhancement in the degree of crystallinity. The C-coating and Co-doped into the LiFePO4 crystal lattices improve the rate performance through the reduction of the particle sizes.

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lithium ion batteries, cathode material, carbon-coating, Co-doping, particle size

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