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Research Article

A new sodium iron phosphate as a stable high-rate cathode material for sodium ion batteries

Xiaobo Zhu1Takashi Mochiku2Hiroki Fujii2Kaibin Tang3Yuxiang Hu1Zhenguo Huang4Bin Luo1Kiyoshi Ozawa2Lianzhou Wang1( )
Nanomaterials CentreSchool of Chemical Engineering and Australian Institute for Bioengineering and NanotechnologyThe University of QueenslandBrisbaneQLD4072Australia
National Institute for Materials Science, 1-2-1 Sengen, Tsukuba-city, Ibaraki, 305-0047Japan
Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Science at Microscale and Department of ChemistryUniversity of Science and Technology of ChinaHefei230026China
School of Civil and Environmental EngineeringUniversity of Technology SydneySydneyNSW2007Australia
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Low-cost room-temperature sodium-ion batteries (SIBs) are expected to promote the development of stationary energy storage applications. However, due to the large size of Na+, most Na+ host structures resembling their Li+ counterparts show sluggish ion mobility and destructive volume changes during Na ion (de)intercalation, resulting in unsatisfactory rate and cycling performances. Herein, we report a new type of sodium iron phosphate (Na0.71Fe1.07PO4), which exhibits an extremely small volume change (~ 1%) during desodiation. When applied as a cathode material for SIBs, this new phosphate delivers a capacity of 78 mA·h·g-1 even at a high rate of 50 C and maintains its capacity over 5, 000 cycles at 20 C. In situ synchrotron characterization disclosed a highly reversible solid-solution mechanism during charging/discharging. The findings are believed to contribute to the development of high-performance batteries based on Earth-abundant elements.

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Zhu X, Mochiku T, Fujii H, et al. A new sodium iron phosphate as a stable high-rate cathode material for sodium ion batteries. Nano Research, 2018, 11(12): 6197-6205.






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Received: 27 March 2018
Revised: 20 June 2018
Accepted: 30 June 2018
Published: 12 July 2018
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