MSCE  Vol.3 No.5 , May 2015
LiMnPO4: Review on Synthesis and Electrochemical Properties
ABSTRACT
The olivine structured mixed lithium-transition metal phosphates LiMPO4 (M = Fe, Mn, Co) have attracted tremendous attention of many research teams worldwide as a promising cathode material for lithium batteries and for studying their magnetic and electrical properties. High energy density is required for mind- to large-scale batteries because the mounting spaces are quite small for vehicles and other energy storage applications. This constraint necessitates synthesis to yield high volumetric energy density and reliable battery performance. Development of eco-friendly, low cost and high energy density, LiMnPO4 cathode material became attractive due to its high operating voltage, which can be located inside of the electrochemical stability window of conventional electrolyte solutions and it offers more safety features due to the presence of a strong P-O covalent bond. This review is an overview of current research activities on LiMnPO4 cathodes and its carbon coating synthesized by various synthetic techniques.

Cite this paper
Herrera, J. , Camacho-Montes, H. , Fuentes, L. and Álvarez-Contreras, L. (2015) LiMnPO4: Review on Synthesis and Electrochemical Properties. Journal of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, 3, 54-64. doi: 10.4236/msce.2015.35007.
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