Thermal properties of Li4/3Ti5/3O4/LiMn2O4 cell

W. Lu, I. Belharouak, J. Liu, K. Amine

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The thermal properties of Li4/3Ti5/3O4 and Li1+xMn2O4 electrodes were investigated by isothermal micro-calorimetry (IMC). The 150-mAh g-1 capacity of a Li/Li4/3Ti5/3O4 half cell was obtained through the voltage plateau that occurs at 1.55 V during the phase transition from spinel to rock salt. Extra capacity below 1.0 V was attributed to the generation of a new phase. The small and constant entropy change of Li4/3Ti5/3O4 during the spinel/rock-salt phase transition indicated its good thermal stability. Accelerated rate calorimetry confirmed that Li4/3Ti5/3O4 has better thermal characteristics than graphite. The IMC results for a Li/Li1+xMn2O4 half cell indicated less heat variation due to the suppression of the order/disorder change by lithium doping. The heat profiles of the Li4/3Ti5/3O4/Li1+xMn2O4 full cell indicated less heat generation compared with a mesocarbon-microbead graphite/Li1+xMn2O4 cell.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)673-677
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Power Sources
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 6 Dec 2007



  • Entropy change
  • Lithium manganese spinel
  • Lithium titanate spinel
  • Thermal safety

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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