Synthesis of Nanostructured Particles for Li-ion Cathodic and Anodic Materials obtained by Spray Pyrolysis Articles uri icon

publication date

  • October 2010

start page

  • 61

end page

  • 66


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  • 49

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0366-3175

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2173-0431


  • The development of the nanotechnology has contributed to improve the electrochemical properties in rechargeable batteries. The Spray Pyrolysis method allows to obtain nanostructured materials with spherical morphology, narrow particle size distribution and compositional homogeneity. Nanostructured particles have been prepared in this work to be used as anodic and cathodic materials in lithium-ion batteries. Among the cathodic materials, the Na-Si-Con (Li3Fe2(PO4)3) structure and the olivine (LiFePO4) phases have been synthesised. The Na-Si-Con iron phosphate favours the accommodation of the ion host, the diffusion and thermal stability. The olivine structure has an open three-dimensional network, favourable for hosting Lithium ions. The characterization by X ray diffraction, electron microscopy (scanning and transmission) and electron diffraction have allowed to identify a mix of crystalline phases of LiFePO4 (Olivine) and Li3Fe2(PO4)3 (Na-Si-Con). Thermal treatments produce porous particles. The tryphilite phase (olivine) appears after a thermal treatment at 800ÂșC/12h. Electrochemical results confirm the presence of the Na-Si-Con and olivine phases. Among the materials for being used as anode, the titanium oxides have been classified as good candidates as lithium ion host. The synthesis results in different experimental conditions for obtaining spherical and nanostructured titanium oxide particles are presented.