Minerals as a source of novel Li-ion battery electrode materials
2015 (English)In: Macedonian Journal of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, ISSN 1857-5552, E-ISSN 1857-5625, Vol. 34, no 1, 145-149 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
As a tribute to the major contribution made by Academician Gligor Jovanovski to the field of Mineralogy in Macedonia, this paper promotes the potential role that minerals can have as a future source of inspiration in identifying novel materials for sustainable energy storage in general, and for advanced Li-ion batteries in particular. We exemplify this by indicating the innovative use of polyanions in novel Li-ion battery cathode materials such as the olivine lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4), and in an even newer material - the orthosilicate lithium iron silicate (Li2FeSiO4). Both materials have strong intrinsic links to mineralogy and - illustrate well how mineralogy can lead to new material breakthroughs in this and other areas of modern technology.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 34, no 1, 145-149 p.
minerals, Li-ion battery, electrodes, cathodes
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-258899ISI: 000356646800019OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-258899DiVA: diva2:842598
FunderVINNOVASwedish Research Council