Date of Graduation
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Committee Member/Second Reader
High energy density lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) are widely demanded for portable electronic devices and electrical vehicles. Layered-structure LiCoO2 oxide (LCO) has been the most commonly used cathode material in commercial LIBs. Compared to LCO, LiNi1-x-yMnxCoyO2 (NMC) cathodes are particularly attractive due to their reduced cost and higher capacity. Among the NMC cathodes, nickel-containing LiNi0.5Co0.3Mn0.2O2 (NMC532) is one of the most promising cathode materials undergoing intensive investigation, but suffers from a series of technical issues, such as structural instability, performance fading, and safety issues. In this report, material structure and synthetic methods of LiNi0.5Co0.3Mn0.2O2, as well as current issues and progresses are introduced.
NMC 532, lithium ion batteries
Frank, Jason, "Challenges and Opportunities of Layered Cathodes of LiNixMnyCo(1-x-y)O2 for High-Performance Lithium-ion Batteries" (2019). Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Honors Theses. 81.