Hysteresis-Suppressed Reversible Oxygen-Redox Cathodes for Sodium-Ion Batteries

Natalia Voronina, Min Young Shin, Hee Jae Kim, Najma Yaqoob, Olivier Guillon, Seok Hyun Song, Hyungsub Kim, Hee Dae Lim, Hun Gi Jung, Younghak Kim, Han Koo Lee, Kug Seung Lee, Koji Yazawa, Kazuma Gotoh, Payam Kaghazchi, Seung Taek Myung

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Oxygen-redox-based cathode materials for sodium-ion batteries (SIBs) have attracted considerable attention in recent years owing to the possibility of delivering additional capacity in the high-voltage region. However, they still suffer from not only fast capacity fading but also poor rate capability. Herein, P2-Na0.75[Li0.15Ni0.15Mn0.7]O2 is introduced, an oxygen-redox-based layered oxide cathode material for SIBs. The effect of Ni doping on the electrochemical performance is investigated by comparison with Ni-free P2-Na0.67[Li0.22Mn0.78]O2. The Na0.75[Li0.15Ni0.15Mn0.7]O2 delivers a specific capacity of ≈160 mAh g−1 in the voltage region of 1.5–4.6 V at 0.1 C in Na cells. Combined experiments (galvanostatic cycling, neutron powder diffraction, X-ray absorption spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and nuclear magnetic resonance (7Li NMR)) and theoretical studies (density functional theory calculations) confirm that Ni substitution not only increases the operating voltage and decreases voltage hysteresis but also improves the cycling stability by reducing Li migration from transition metal to Na layers. This research demonstrates the effect of Li and Ni co-doping in P2-type layered materials and suggests a new strategy of using Mn-rich cathode materials via oxygen redox with optimization of doping elements for SIBs.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2103939
JournalAdvanced Energy Materials
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2 2022


  • batteries
  • cathodes
  • layered
  • oxygen redox
  • sodium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Materials Science(all)


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