Electronic structure and delithiation mechanism of vanadium and nickel doped Li2MnPO4F cathode material for lithium-ion batteries

Rui Chen, Jiaolian Luo, Anqi Yang, Zhenyu Xie, Ashraf Y. Elnaggar, Baosheng Liu, Salah M. El-Bahy, Zhanhu Guo*

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This study calculates the energy band structure and density of states of Lithium manganese fluorophosphate (Li2MnPO4F, a lithium transition metal phosphate compounds) using the first-principles plane-wave pseudopotential approach within the density-functional theory. The model of Li2M0.5Mn0.5PO4F (M = V, Ni) with transition metal doped Mn sites is constructed by using the CASTEP module. The calculation findings indicate that the transition metal doping can regulate the energy band structure of the intrinsic system, and Li2MnPO4F makes the band gap decrease, and the volume increase with the Li ions of being deintercalated, and the electrons can be readily stimulated from the valence band to the conduction band. The findings indicate that Li2MnPO4F is a favorable cathode material for high-voltage lithium ion batteries (LIBs). The introduction of vanadium (V) and nickel (Ni) doping reduces the band gap, facilitating an easier excitation of electrons from the valence band to the conduction band. This study provides a theoretical study of new cathode materials for high performance LIBs.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1342
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jul 2024

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