Probing cation intermixing in Li2SnO3

Zhong Wang, Yang Ren, Tianyuan Ma, Weidong Zhuang, Shigang Lu, Guiliang Xu, Ali Abouimrane, Khalil Amine, Zonghai Chen

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Li2MnO3 holds great promise as a key component for lithium-manganese-rich oxides as high-capacity and high-energy-density cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries. However, its structural complexity remains an unresolved puzzle, hindering the further development of this class of cathode materials. In this work, the structure of Li2SnO3 was investigated as a model of Li2MnO3. Specifically, the structural evolution of materials during the solid-state synthesis of Li2SnO3 was studied using in situ high-energy X-ray diffraction. It was confirmed that Li2SnO3 with a C2/c structure was formed using the solid-state process. However, the severe intralayer intermixing between Li and Sn was found to lead to several weakening or vanishing reflection peaks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31559-31564
Number of pages6
JournalRSC Advances
Issue number37
Publication statusPublished - 2016


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Chemistry(all)

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Wang, Z., Ren, Y., Ma, T., Zhuang, W., Lu, S., Xu, G., Abouimrane, A., Amine, K., & Chen, Z. (2016). Probing cation intermixing in Li2SnO3 RSC Advances, 6(37), 31559-31564.