Temperature dependent local structure of LiCoO2 nanoparticles determined by Co K-edge X-ray absorption fine structure

L. Maugeri, L. Simonelli, A. Iadecola, B. Joseph, M. Okubo, I. Honma, H. Wadati, T. Mizokawa, N. L. Saini*

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Temperature dependent Co K-edge extended X-ray absorption fine structure is used to investigate local disorder in LiCoO2 nanoparticles. We find that the nanostructuring has direct influence on the bondlength characteristics. The results reveal a substantial decrease in the force constant of Co-O bonds (the Co-O bonds becoming more flexible), while that for the Co-Co bonds showing hardly any change (or increases slightly) in LiCoO2 nanoparticles with respect to the bulk. Therefore, both random disorder and Co-O bondlength flexibility should be the factors to limit the battery characteristics of the LiCoO2 nanoparticles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)272-276
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Power Sources
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • LiCoO nanoparticles
  • Lithium-ion batteries
  • Local disorder
  • X-ray absorption spectroscopy

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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