In situ determination of the liquid/solid interface thickness and composition for the Li ion cathode LiMn(1.5)Ni(0.5)O4.

Using neutron reflectometry, we have determined the thickness and scattering length density profile of the electrode-electrolyte interface for the high-voltage cathode LiMn(1.5)Ni(0.5)O4 in situ at open circuit voltage and fully delithiated. Upon exposure to a liquid electrolyte, a thin 3.3 nm Li-rich interface forms due to the ordering of the electrolyte… CONTINUE READING