Layered lithium-rich metal oxides have attracted great interest as potential cathode materials for Li ion batteries due to their high Li content required for high energy density. Using atomistic simulation techniques based on classical pair potentials, we calculate intrinsic defects, lithium ion diffusion paths together with activation energies and trivalent doping in Li 2 MnO 2. The most favourable intrinsic defect type is found to be the cation anti-site defect, in which Li and Mn ions exchange their positions. Lithium ions diffuse via a zig-zag path with very low activation energy of 0.16 eV. Trivalent dopant Sc 3+ on Mn site is energetically favourable and could be a synthesis strategy to increase the Li vacancy concentration in Li 2 MnO 2.
|Journal||Journal of Jaffna Science Association|
|Publication status||Published - 18 Feb 2019|